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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of slip.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Fitted with slips: as, a box -slipped plane.
  • In heraldry, represented as torn from the stalk in such a way as to have a strip of the bark of the main stem still clinging to it: said of a branch or twig, or a single leaf.


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  • And another word slipped out, one Milo had of course heard before, but which had never been directed at him.

    Empty Windows, Empty Rooms

  • And another word slipped out, one Milo had heard before, but directed at him specifically.

    Empty Homes, Empty Windows

  • The name slipped off my tongue like it was my own.


  • His name slipped from my lips before I had time to think.

    Good Fortune

  • At some point the word slipped its etymological harness and came to mean a hanger-on, someone who could get the occasional meal from a nobleman by pleasing him with good conversation, delivering messages, or doing some other job.

    Parasite Rex

  • His name slipped from her, barely a breath of a whisper.


  • And Christian Fiction from romantic suspense author ELIZABETH WHITE Sorry, Beth, the title slipped my mind.

    March 2006

  • Austin glanced at the eyeglasses and without a word slipped them into his pocket.


  • The word slipped free, the endearment, but Micah would not have retrieved it for the world.

    Sweet Dalliance

  • But even as the word slipped from his lips, he remembered that Lili was gone.

    Sweet Dalliance

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