Sleeve button, a detachable button to fasten the wristband or cuff.Sleeve links, two bars or buttons linked together, and used to fasten a cuff or wristband.To laugh in the sleeve, to laugh privately or unperceived, especially while apparently preserving a grave or serious demeanor toward the person or persons laughed at; that is, perhaps, originally, by hiding the face in the wide sleeves of former times.To pin, or hang, on the sleeve of, to be, or make, dependent upon.

(Sleeve), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sleeved ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sleeving.] To furnish with sleeves; to put sleeves into; as, to sleeve a coat.

(Sleeved) a. Having sleeves; furnished with sleeves; — often in composition; as, long- sleeved.

(Sleeve"fish`) n. (Zoöl.) A squid.

(Sleeve"hand`) n. The part of a sleeve nearest the hand; a cuff or wristband. [Obs.] Shak.

(Sleeve"less), a. [AS. slfleás.]

1. Having no sleeves.

2. Wanting a cover, pretext, or palliation; unreasonable; profitless; bootless; useless. [Obs.] Shak.

The vexation of a sleeveless errand.
Bp. Warburton.

(Sleid) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sleided; p. pr. & vb. n. Sleiding.] [See Sley.] To sley, or prepare for use in the weaver's sley, or slaie. Shak.

(Sleigh) a. Sly. [Obs.] Chaucer.

Sleet to Slider

(Sleet) n. (Gun.) The part of a mortar extending from the chamber to the trunnions.

(Sleet), n. [OE. sleet; akin to MHG. slz, slze hailstone, G. schlosse; of uncertain origin.] Hail or snow, mingled with rain, usually falling, or driven by the wind, in fine particles.

(Sleet), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sleeted; p. pr. & vb. n. Sleeting.] To snow or hail with a mixture of rain.

(Sleetch) n. [Cf. Slush, Slutch.] Mud or slime, such as that at the bottom of rivers. [Scot.]

(Sleet"i*ness) n. The state of being sleety.

(Sleet"y) a. Of or pertaining to sleet; characterized by sleet; as, a sleety storm; sleety weather.

(Sleeve) n. See Sleave, untwisted thread.

(Sleeve), n. [OE. sleeve, sleve, AS. slfe, slfe; akin to slfan to put on, to clothe; cf. OD. sloove the turning up of anything, sloven to turn up one's sleeves, sleve a sleeve, G. schlaube a husk, pod.]

1. The part of a garment which covers the arm; as, the sleeve of a coat or a gown. Chaucer.

2. A narrow channel of water. [R.]

The Celtic Sea, called oftentimes the Sleeve.

3. (Mach.) (a) A tubular part made to cover, sustain, or steady another part, or to form a connection between two parts. (b) A long bushing or thimble, as in the nave of a wheel. (c) A short piece of pipe used for covering a joint, or forming a joint between the ends of two other pipes.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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