from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Plural form of slipe.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. Sledge runners on which a skip is dragged in a mine.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
I had a little slipe or two up there before, and havin 'a little money from my cattle, lumber, and sich, I went in and bought a few slipes more, jest to kind of fill in like, and
In this he was frequently mistaken: for though the still-house was in many cases inaccessible to horses, yet by the contrivance of slipes -- a kind of sledge -- a dozen men could draw a couple of sacks of barley with less trouble, and at a quicker pace, than if horses only had been employed.
Had it not existed, Islamic civilization would never have gotten off the ground, just as, in the absence of the horse, we in the West would still be lugging barrows and scraping along in donkey-hauled slipes.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.