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(Sluice"way`) n. An artificial channel into which water is let by a sluice; specifically, a trough
constructed over the bed of a stream, so that logs, lumber, or rubbish can be floated down to some
convenient place of delivery.
(Slui`cy) a. Falling copiously or in streams, as from a sluice.
And oft whole sheets descend of sluicy rain.Dryden.
(Slum) n. [CF. Slump, n.]
1. A foul back street of a city, especially one filled with a poor, dirty, degraded, and often vicious population; any
low neighborhood or dark retreat; usually in the plural; as, Westminster slums are haunts for theives.
2. pl. (Mining) Same as Slimes.
(Slum"ber) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Slumbered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Slumbering.] [OE. slombren,
slumberen, slumeren, AS. slumerian, fr. sluma slumber; akin to D. sluimeren to slumber, MHG. slummern,
slumen, G. schlummern, Dan. slumre, Sw. slumra, Goth. slawan to be silent.]
1. To sleep; especially, to sleep lightly; to doze. Piers Plowman.
He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.Ps. cxxi. 4.
2. To be in a state of negligence, sloth, supineness, or inactivity. "Why slumbers Pope?" Young.
(Slum"ber), v. t.
1. To lay to sleep. [R.] Wotton.
2. To stun; to stupefy. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Slum"ber), n. Sleep; especially, light sleep; sleep that is not deep or sound; repose.
He at last fell into a slumber, and thence into a fast sleep, which detained him in that place until it was
Fast asleep? It is no matter;Shak.
Enjoy the honey-heavy dew of slumber.
Rest to my soul, and slumber to my eyes.Dryden.
(Slum"ber*er) n. One who slumbers; a sleeper.
(Slum"ber*ing*ly), adv. In a slumbering manner.
(Slum"ber*less), a. Without slumber; sleepless.
1. Inviting slumber; soporiferous. "Pensive in the slumberous shade." Pope.
2. Being in the repose of slumber; sleepy; drowsy.
His quiet and almost slumberous countenance.Hawthorne.
(Slum"ber*y) a. Sleepy. [Obs.] Chaucer.