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  • She drove over constantly from Roehampton and entertained her friend with faint fashionable fiddle-faddle and feeble Court slip-slop.

    Vanity Fair

  • The opera will do much more than compete with the infernal twaddle and disgusting slip-slop of Donizetti, and the milk-and-water fools who imitate him: it will (and we ask the readers of the Tomahawk, were we EVER mistaken?) surpass all these; it is GOOD, of downright English stuff.

    Mens Wives

  • Joanna was assured that there was no cause for anxiety, sailing-ships being so uncertain in their coming; which assurance proved to be well grounded, for late one wet evening, about a month after the calculated time, the ship was announced as at hand, and presently the slip-slop step of Shadrach as the sailor sounded in the passage, and he entered.

    Life's Little Ironies

  • It must be owned that we have but a slip-slop way of christening our public buildings.

    The Three Clerks

  • It hadn't been the gentle slip-slop of waves against the sides of the Miraki which had roused her.

    The Rowan

  • True that there was then no life or spirit in the poetical vocabulary -- true that there was no nature in the delineations of our minor poets; but better far was such language than the slip-slop vulgarities of the present rhymester -- better far that there should be no nature in poetry, than _such_ nature as Mr Patmore has exhibited for the entertainment of his readers.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 347, September, 1844

  • The land, above all things, must be tilled; and -- notwithstanding the trashy assertions of popular slip-slop authors and Cockney sentimentalists, who have favored us with pictures of the Will Ferns of the kingdom, as unlike the reality as may be -- the condition of those who cultivate the soil of Britain is superior to that of the peasantry in every other country of Europe.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 361, November, 1845.

  • They all admired this slip-slop immensely, and MARY asked me, when

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 100, May 23, 1891

  • There was a world of difference between his old haphazard slip-slop and his present honest attempts in the ways of scholarship.

    Acton's Feud A Public School Story

  • Why should library guides put in circulation such stuff as the dime novels, or "Old Sleuth" stories, or the slip-slop novels of "The Duchess," when the great masters of romantic fiction have endowed us with so many books replete with intellectual and moral power?

    A Book for All Readers An Aid to the Collection, Use, and Preservation of Books and the Formation of Public and Private Libraries

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