(Slub"ber) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Slubbered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Slubbering.] [Cf. Dan. slubbreto
swallow, to sup up, D. slobberen to lap, to slabber. Cf. Slabber.]
1. To do lazily, imperfectly, or coarsely.
Slubber not business for my sake.Shak.
2. To daub; to stain; to cover carelessly.
There is no art that hath more . . . slubbered with aphorisming pedantry than the art of policy.Milton.
(Slub"ber), n. A slubbing machine.
(Slub"ber*de*gul`lion) n. [Slubber + Prov. E. gullion a wretch.] A mean, dirty wretch.
(Slub"ber*ing*ly), adv. In a slovenly, or hurried and imperfect, manner. [Low] Drayton.
Slubbing billy, or Slubbing machine, the machine by which slubs are formed.
(Slub"bing) a. & n. from Slub.
(Sludge) n. [CF. Slush.]
1. Mud; mire; soft mud; slush. Mortimer. Tennyson.
2. Small floating pieces of ice, or masses of saturated snow. Kane.
3. (Mining) See Slime, 4.
Sludge hole, the hand-hole, or manhole, in a steam boiler, by means of which sediment can be removed.
(Slud"ger) n. A bucket for removing mud from a bored hole; a sand pump.
(Slud"y) a. Miry; slushy.
(Slue) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Slued ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sluing ] [Prov. E. slew to turn round, Scot. to
lean or incline to a side; cf. Icel. sna to turn, bend.] [Written also slew.]
1. (Naut.) To turn about a fixed point, usually the center or axis, as a spar or piece of timber; to turn;
used also of any heavy body.
2. In general, to turn about; to twist; often used reflexively and followed by round. [Colloq.]
They laughed, and slued themselves round.Dickens.
(Slue), v. i. To turn about; to turn from the course; to slip or slide and turn from an expected or
desired course; often followed by round.
(Slue), n. See Sloough, 2. [Local]
(Slug) n. [OE. slugge slothful, sluggen to be slothful; cf. LG. slukk low- spirited, sad, E. slack,
slouch, D. slak, slek, a snail.]
1. A drone; a slow, lazy fellow; a sluggard. Shak.
2. A hindrance; an obstruction. [Obs.] Bacon.