Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To bedaub.
  • To slabber; eat slabberingly or in a slovenly manner.
  • To move or work in a slovenly, dirty, or puddling manner: as, slaistering through a muddy road.
  • n. Dirty, slovenly, or slobbery work; a mess.
  • n. A slobbery mass or mess.

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Examples

  • "Ay, and are you at the painting trade yet?" said Meg; "an unco slaister ye used to make with it lang syne."

    St. Ronan's Well

  • “an unco slaister ye used to make with it lang syne.”

    Saint Ronan's Well

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