Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To pass over in favor of another: as, to overslaugh a bill in a legislature.
- To hinder or obstruct: as, to overslaugh a military officer.
- To oppress; keep down.
- In military, to remit the ordinary duty of (an officer, or company), because be is detailed for some other work.
- n. In military, remission of the ordinary daily duty of an officer or company on account of a detail to another duty which takes precedence.
- n. A sand-bank or-bar which impedes navigation in a river; specifically, one near Albany, New York, in the Hudson.
- n. US, dialect A bar in a river.
- v. US, dialect, slang, transitive To hinder or stop, as by an overslaugh or impediment.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Local, U. S. A bar in a river.
- v. Local Cant, U. S. To hinder or stop, as by an overslaugh or an impediment
- Dutch overslaan. (Wiktionary)
“Therefore, the promotion of General Sheridan to be lieutenant - general did not "overslaugh" Thomas, but it did Meade and Halleck.”
“But these subjects took a somewhat loftier tone, than the contemplation of an exchange of orderly duty, or an overslaugh of guard.”
“Well, we run under that breeze down to the overslaugh, and got aground, and then my joy was turned into sorrow.”
“And did n't he himself sit down on that bench as one of the five added judges, who were to overslaugh the four old ones, getting his name of "judge" in that way, and no other?”
“I have asked his attention to the fact that he himself was one of the most active instruments at one time in breaking down the Supreme Court of the State of Illinois because it had made a decision distasteful to him, -- a struggle ending in the remarkable circumstance of his sitting down as one of the new Judges who were to overslaugh that decision; getting his title of Judge in that very way.”
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