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(Slip"board`) n. A board sliding in grooves.
(Slip"coat` cheese") A rich variety of new cheese, resembling butter, but white. Halliwell.
(Slipes) n. pl. [Cf. Slip, v.] Sledge runners on which a skip is dragged in a mine.
(Slip"knot`) n. knot which slips along the rope or line around which it is made.
(Slip"-on`) n. A kind of overcoat worn upon the shoulders in the manner of a cloak. [Scot.]
(Slip"page) n. The act of slipping; also, the amount of slipping.
1. One who, or that which, slips.
2. A kind of light shoe, which may be slipped on with ease, and worn in undress; a slipshoe.
3. A kind of apron or pinafore for children.
4. A kind of brake or shoe for a wagon wheel.
5. (Mach.) A piece, usually a plate, applied to a sliding piece, to receive wear and afford a means of
adjustment; also called shoe, and gib.
Slipper animalcule (Zoöl.), a ciliated infusorian of the genus Paramecium. Slipper flower.(Bot.)
Slipperwort. - - Slipper limpet, or Slipper shell (Zoöl.), a boat shell.
(Slip"per), a. [AS. slipur.] Slippery. [Obs.]
O! trustless state of earthly things, and slipper hopeSpenser.
Of mortal men.
(Slip"pered) a. Wearing slippers. Shak.
(Slip"per*i*ly) adv. In a slippery manner.
(Slip"per*i*ness), n. The quality of being slippery.
(Slip"per*ness), n. Slipperiness. [Obs.]
(Slip"per*wort`) n. (Bot.) See Calceolaria.
(Slip"per*y) a. [See Slipper, a.]
1. Having the quality opposite to adhesiveness; allowing or causing anything to slip or move smoothly,
rapidly, and easily upon the surface; smooth; glib; as, oily substances render things slippery.
2. Not affording firm ground for confidence; as, a slippery promise.
The slippery tops of human state.Cowley.
3. Not easily held; liable or apt to slip away.
The slippery god will try to loose his hold.Dryden.
4. Liable to slip; not standing firm. Shak.
5. Unstable; changeable; mutable; uncertain; inconstant; fickle. "The slippery state of kings." Denham.