Slocking stone, a rich piece of ore displayed in order to tempt persons to embark in a mining enterprise.

(Sloe) n. [OE. slo, AS. sla; akin to D. slee, G. schlehe, OHG. sl$ha, Dan. slaaen, Sw. sln, perhaps originally, that which blunts the teeth, or sets them on edge (cf. Slow); cf. Lith. sliwa a plum, Russ. sliva.] (Bot.) A small, bitter, wild European plum, the fruit of the blackthorn (Prunus spinosa); also, the tree itself.

(Slo"gan) n. [Gael. sluagh- ghairm, i.e., an army cry; sluagh army + gairm a call, calling.] The war cry, or gathering word, of a Highland clan in Scotland; hence, any rallying cry. Sir W. Scott.

(Slog"gy) a. Sluggish. [Obs.]

Somnolence that is sloggy slumbering

(Sloke) n. (Bot.) See Sloakan.

(Sloo or Slue) , n. A slough; a run or wet place. See 2d Slough, 2.

(Sloom) n. Slumber. [Prov. Eng.]

(Sloom"y) a. Sluggish; slow. [Prov. Eng.]

(Sloop) n.[D. sloep, of uncertain origin. Cf. Shallop.] (Naut.) A vessel having one mast and fore-and-aft rig, consisting of a boom-and-gaff mainsail, jibs, staysail, and gaff topsail. The typical sloop has a fixed bowsprit, topmast, and standing rigging, while those of a cutter are capable of being readily shifted. The sloop usually carries a centerboard, and depends for stability upon breadth of beam rather than depth of keel. The two types have rapidly approximated since 1880. One radical distinction is that a slop may carry a centerboard. See Cutter, and Illustration in Appendix.

Sloop of war, formerly, a vessel of war rigged either as a ship, brig, or schooner, and mounting from ten to thirty-two guns; now, any war vessel larger than a gunboat, and carrying guns on one deck only.

(Slop) n. [OE. sloppe a pool; akin to As. sloppe, slyppe, the sloppy droppings of a cow; cf. AS. slpan to slip, and E. slip, v.i. Cf. Cowslip.]

1. Water or other liquid carelessly spilled or thrown aboyt, as upon a table or a floor; a puddle; a soiled spot.

2. Mean and weak drink or liquid food; — usually in the plural.

3. pl. Dirty water; water in which anything has been washed or rinsed; water from wash-bowls, etc.

Slop basin, or Slop bowl, a basin or bowl for holding slops, especially for receiving the rinsings of tea or coffee cups at the table.Slop molding(Brickmaking), a process of manufacture in which the brick is carried to the drying ground in a wet mold instead of on a pallet.

(Slop), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Slopped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Slopping.]

1. To cause to overflow, as a liquid, by the motion of the vessel containing it; to spill.

2. To spill liquid upon; to soil with a liquid spilled.

(Slock Slock"en) v. t. To quench; to allay; to slake. See Slake. [Obs. or Scot.]

(Slock"ing), a. & n. from Slock.

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