Definitions

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  • n. A spanking with a slipper.

Etymologies

slipper +‎ -ing (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It isn't simply that the English enjoy a good thrashing, although the English do enjoy a good thrashing and there was undoubtedly something vinegary and astringent about the biennial slippering by non-negotiable new-world excellence.

    The Ashes 2010: England fans unnerved by absence of Australia greats

  • There was a slippering clack of horny hoofs on stone.

    The Green-Eyed Shwemyethna

  • Tons of it, pounding in history, in hours--there they were awake at the Battle of Salamis, there they were awake when the snake licked Eve's toe, there they were nodding up bright-eyed and famished for news all along the path to the back kitchen door as Holderlin went slippering past for a ten AM tryst with Frau Gontard.

    Roni Horn

  • I felt worse and worse — at last I got up, dressed, and softly going down in my stockinged feet, sought out my stepmother, and suddenly threw myself at her feet, beseeching her as a particular favor to give me a good slippering for my misbehaviour: anything indeed but condemning me to lie abed such an unendurable length of time.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • On the boom it was a hand-to-hand mel-e between the pirate canoes and our spy-boatmen, a slippering, slashing dog-fight of glittering parangs and thrusting spears, with crashing musketry at point-blank range over the logs.

    Flashman's Lady

  • The bishop's procession, long announced by the indefinable hum a great crowd breeds, swept up the nave with a slippering of countless feet.

    Little Novels of Italy Madonna Of The Peach-Tree, Ippolita In The Hills, The Duchess Of Nona, Messer Cino And The Live Coal, The Judgment Of Borso

  • It was cloistered (as now), it was cobbled, shabby-white, secret, blind; it echoed silence, was a place for slippering crones, for furtive cats, and the smell of garlic and charcoal fires.

    Little Novels of Italy Madonna Of The Peach-Tree, Ippolita In The Hills, The Duchess Of Nona, Messer Cino And The Live Coal, The Judgment Of Borso

  • It was this that attracted Jeremy; he had himself felt thus after a slippering from his father, or idiotic punishments from the Jampot, and the uninvited consolations of Mary or Helen upon such occasions had been resented with so fierce a bitterness that his reputation for sulkiness had been soundly established with all his circle.

    Jeremy

  • I heard her snivel and sniff and wheeze her "Lord ha 'mercy" as she went by, slippering forward on her miserable feet, hugging to her wasted sides what remnant of gown she had, fawning before the boy, within the sphere of light that came from him.

    Lore of Proserpine

  • I felt worse and worse -- at last I got up, dressed, and softly going down in my stockinged feet, sought out my stepmother, and suddenly threw myself at her feet, beseeching her as a particular favour to give me a good slippering for my misbehaviour; anything indeed but condemning me to lie abed such an unendurable length of time.

    Moby Dick, or, the whale

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