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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A thin mixture of a liquid, especially water, and any of several finely divided substances, such as cement, plaster of Paris, or clay particles.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Slurred, tending to slur.
  • n. A thin mixture of liquid and fine substances such as clay or plaster of Paris.
  • n. Liquid waste produced by mountain top removal mining. Usually very toxic. Usually stored nearby in giant dams.
  • v. To make a slurry (of some material)

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To dirty; smear.
  • n. A semi-fluid mixture of various earths, clays, or pulverized minerals with water: a term used with a variety of meanings in the arts; specifically, a semi-fluid mixture of some refractory material, as ganister, with water: used for repairs about the bottom and twyerholes of the Bessemer converter
  • n. A product of the silver-smelting process as carried on in England and Wales, consisting of a mixture of the sulphurets and arseniurets of copper, lead, and silver, and sometimes containing nickel, cobalt, and other metals.
  • n. In the manufacture of Portland cement, the mixture of silicious and calcareous ingredients in due proportion, brought to the consistence of a fluid mud by the addition of a sufficient amount of water, so as to insure intimate and uniform admixture before drying and burning the solid material.
  • n. In ceramics, inequalities in the interior of a pottery vessel which are smoothed by the rib or profile held in the left hand of the workman as the wheel revolves, while a damp sponge, held in the right hand, smooths the exterior.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a suspension of insoluble particles (as plaster of Paris or lime or clay etc.) usually in water

Etymologies

Middle English slori, perhaps from sloor, mud.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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