Sluiceway to Small

(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.

(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. Dickens.

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 almost night.

Fast asleep? It is no matter;
Enjoy the honey-heavy dew of slumber.

Rest to my soul, and slumber to my eyes.

(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.

(Slum"ber*ous) a.

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.

(Slum"ber*y) a. Sleepy. [Obs.] Chaucer.

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