Slothful to Sluice
(Sloth"ful) a. Addicted to sloth; inactive; sluggish; lazy; indolent; idle.
He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.Prov. xviii. 9.
Sloth"ful*ly, adv. Sloth"ful*ness, n.
(Sloth"hound`) n. [See Slot a track, and cf. Sleuthhound.] (Zoöl.) See Sleuthhound.
(Slot"ted) a. Having a slot.
(Slot"ting) n. The act or process of making slots, or mortises.
(Slouch) n. [Cf. Icel. slkra slouching felloew, and E. slack, slug, a lazy fellow.]
1. A hanging down of the head; a drooping attitude; a limp appearance; an ungainly, clownish gait; a sidewise
depression or hanging down, as of a hat brim.
2. An awkward, heavy, clownish fellow. [Colloq.]
Slouth hat, a soft, limp hat of unstiffened cloth or felt.
(Slouch), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Slouched ; p. pr. & vb. n. Slouching.]
1. To droop, as the head.
2. To walk in a clumsy, lazy manner. [Colloq.]
(Slouch), v. t. To cause to hang down; to depress at the side; as, to slouth the hat.
(Slouch"ing), a. Hanging down at the side; limp; drooping; without firmness or shapeliness; moving
in an ungainly manner.
(Slouch"y) a. Slouching. [Colloq.]
(Slough) a. Slow. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Slough) n. [OE. slogh, slough, AS. sloh a hollow place; cf. MHG. sluch an abyss, gullet, G.
schlucken to swallow; also Gael. & Ir. sloc a pit, pool. ditch, Ir. slug to swallow. Gr. to hiccough, to
1. A place of deep mud or mire; a hole full of mire. Chaucer.
He's here stuck in a slough.Milton.
2. [Pronounced sl&oomac.] A wet place; a swale; a side channel or inlet from a river. [In this sense
local or provincial; also spelt sloo, and slue.]
Slough grass (Bot.), a name in the Mississippi valley for grasses of the genus Muhlenbergia; called
also drop seed, and nimble Will.
(Slough), obs. imp. of Slee, to slay. Slew. Chaucer.
(Slough) n. [OE. slugh, slouh; cf. MHG. slch the skin of a serpent, G. schlauch a skin, a
leather bag or bottle.]
1. The skin, commonly the cast-off skin, of a serpent or of some similar animal.