Australian, or Nativesloth(Zoöl.), the koala.Sloth animalcule(Zoöl.), a tardigrade.Sloth bear(Zoöl.), a black or brown long-haired bear native of India and Ceylon; — called also aswail, labiated

(Slop"py) a. [Compar. Sloppier ; superl. Sloppiest.] [From Slop.] Wet, so as to spatter easily; wet, as with something slopped over; muddy; plashy; as, a sloppy place, walk, road.

(Slop"sell`er) n. One who sells slops, or ready-made clothes. See 4th Slop, 3.

(Slop"shop`) n. A shop where slops. or ready-made clothes, are sold.

(Slop"work`) n. The manufacture of slops, or cheap ready-made clothing; also, such clothing; hence, hasty, slovenly work of any kind.

No slopwork ever dropped from his [Carlyle's] pen.

(Slop"y) a. Sloping; inclined.

(Slosh Slosh"y) . See Slush, Slushy.

(Slot) n. [LG. & D. slot a lock, from a verb meaning to close., to shut, D. sluiten; akin to G. schliessen, OHG. sliozan, OFries. slta, and probably to L. claudere. Cf. Close, Sluice.]

1. A broad, flat, wooden bar; a slat or sloat.

2. A bolt or bar for fastening a door. [Prov. Eng.]

3. A narrow depression, perforation, or aperture; esp., one for the reception of a piece fitting or sliding in it.

(Slot) v. t. [See Slot a bar.] To shut with violence; to slam; as, to slot a door. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]

(Slot), n. [Cf. Icel. sl, and E. sleuth.] The track of a deer; hence, a track of any kind. Milton.

As a bloodhound follows the slot of a hurt deer.
Sir W. Scott.

(Sloth) n. [OE. slouthe, sleuthe, AS. slw, fr. slaw slow. See Slow.]

1. Slowness; tardiness.

These cardinals trifle with me; I abhor
This dilatory sloth and tricks of Rome.

2. Disinclination to action or labor; sluggishness; laziness; idleness.

[They] change their course to pleasure, ease, and sloth.

Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears.

3. (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of arboreal edentates constituting the family Bradypodidæ, and the suborder Tardigrada. They have long exserted limbs and long prehensile claws. Both jaws are furnished with teeth and the ears and tail are rudimentary. They inhabit South and Central America and Mexico.

The three-toed sloths belong to the genera Bradypus and Arctopithecus, of which several species have been described. They have three toes on each foot. The best-known species are collared sloth and the ai The two-toed sloths, consisting the genus Cholopus, have two toes on each fore foot and three on each hind foot. The best-known is the unau (Cholopus didactylus) of South America. See Unau. Another species (C. Hoffmanni) inhabits Central America. Various large extinct terrestrial edentates, such as Megatherium and Mylodon, are often called sloths.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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