Sliding friction(Mech.), the resistance one body meets with in sliding along the surface of another, as distinguished from rolling friction.Sliding gunter(Naut.), a topmast arranged with metallic fittings so as to be hoisted and lowered by means of halyards.Sliding keel(Naut), a movable keel, similar to a centeboard.Sliding pair. (Mech.) See the Note under Pair, n., 7.Sliding rule. Same as Slide rule, under Slide, n.Sliding scale. (a) A scale for raising or lowering imposts in proportion to the fall or rise of prices. (b) A variable scale of wages or of prices. (c) A slide rule. Sliding ways(Naut.), the timber guides used in launching a vessel.

(Sli*dom"e*ter) n. [Slide + -meter.] An instrument for indicating and recording shocks to railway cars occasioned by sudden stopping.

(Slight) n. Sleight. Spenser.

(Slight), v. t. [Cf. D. slechten to level, to demolish.]

1. To overthrow; to demolish. [Obs.] Clarendon.

2. To make even or level. [Obs.] Hexham.

3. To throw heedlessly. [Obs.]

The rogue slighted me into the river.

(Slight) a. [Compar. Slighter ; superl. Slightest.] [OE. slit, sleght, probably from OD. slicht, slecht, simple, plain, D. slecht; akin to OFries. sliucht, G. schlecht, schlicht, OHG. sleht smooth, simple, Icel. slttr smooth, Sw. slät, Goth. slaíhts; or uncertain origin.]

1. Not decidedly marked; not forcible; inconsiderable; unimportant; insignificant; not severe; weak; gentle; — applied in a great variety of circumstances; as, a slight (i. e., feeble) effort; a slight (i. e., perishable) structure; a slight (i. e., not deep) impression; a slight (i. e., not convincing) argument; a slight (i. e., not thorough) examination; slight (i. e., not severe) pain, and the like. "At one slight bound." Milton.

Slight is the subject, but not so the praise.

Some firmly embrace doctrines upon slight grounds.

2. Not stout or heavy; slender.

His own figure, which was formerly so slight.
Sir W. Scott.

3. Foolish; silly; weak in intellect. Hudibras.

(Slight), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Slighted; p. pr. & vb. n. Slighting.] To disregard, as of little value and unworthy of notice; to make light of; as, to slight the divine commands. Milton.

The wretch who slights the bounty of the skies.

To slight off, to treat slightingly; to drive off; to remove. [R.] — To slight over, to run over in haste; to perform superficially; to treat carelessly; as, to slight over a theme. "They will but slight it over." Bacon.

Sliding to Slip

(Slid"ing) a.

1. That slides or slips; gliding; moving smoothly.

2. Slippery; elusory. [Obs.]

That sliding science hath me made so bare.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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