Slice bar, a kind of fire iron resembling a poker, with a broad, flat end, for stirring a fire of coals, and clearing it and the grate bars from clinkers, ashes, etc.; a slice.

5. Spare; abstemious; frugal; as, a slender diet.

The good Ostorius often deigned
To grace my slender table with his presence.

6. (Phon.) Uttered with a thin tone; — the opposite of broad; as, the slender vowels long e and i.

Slen"der*ly, adv.Slen"der*ness, n.

(Slent) n. & v. See Slant. [Obs.]

(Slep) obs. imp. of Sleep. Slept. Chaucer.

(Sle*pez") n. [Russ. sliepets'.] (Zoöl.) A burrowing rodent native of Russia and Asia Minor. It has the general appearance of a mole, and is destitute of eyes. Called also mole rat.

(Slept) imp. & p. p. of Sleep.

(Sleuth) n. [Icel. sloð. See Slot a track.] The track of man or beast as followed by the scent. [Scot.] Halliwell.

(Sleuth"hound`) n. [See Sleuth, and cf. Slothound.] (Zoöl.) A hound that tracks animals by the scent; specifically, a bloodhound. [Spelt variously slouthhound, sluthhound, etc.]

(Slew) imp. of Slay.

(Slew), v. t. See Slue.

(Slewed) a. Somewhat drunk. [Slang]

(Slewth) n. Sloth; idleness. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Sley) n. [AS. sl, fr. sleán to strike. See Slay, v. t.]

1. A weaver's reed. [Spelt also slaie.]

2. A guideway in a knitting machine. Knight.

(Sley), v. t. To separate or part the threads of, and arrange them in a reed; — a term used by weavers. See Sleave, and Sleid.

(Slib"ber) a. Slippery. [Obs.] Holland.

(Slice) n. [OE. slice, sclice, OF. esclice, from esclicier, esclichier, to break to pieces, of German origin; cf. OHG. slizan to split, slit, tear, G. schleissen to slit. See Slit, v. t.]

1. A thin, broad piece cut off; as, a slice of bacon; a slice of cheese; a slice of bread.

2. That which is thin and broad, like a slice. Specifically: (a) A broad, thin piece of plaster. (b) A salver, platter, or tray. [Obs.] (c) A knife with a thin, broad blade for taking up or serving fish; also, a spatula for spreading anything, as paint or ink. (d) A plate of iron with a handle, forming a kind of chisel, or a spadelike implement, variously proportioned, and used for various purposes, as for stripping the planking from a vessel's side, for cutting blubber from a whale, or for stirring a fire of coals; a slice bar; a peel; a fire shovel. [Cant] (e) (Shipbuilding) One of the wedges by which the cradle and the ship are lifted clear of the building blocks to prepare for launching. (f) (Printing) A removable sliding bottom to galley.

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