American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Partially melted snow or ice.
- n. Soft mud; slop; mire.
- n. Nautical Grease or fat discarded from a ship's galley.
- n. A greasy compound used as a lubricant for machinery.
- n. Maudlin speech or writing; sentimental drivel.
- n. A drink made of flavored syrup poured over crushed ice.
- n. Informal Unsolicited manuscripts submitted to a publisher.
- v. To daub (machinery) with slush.
- v. To fill (joints in masonry) with mortar.
- v. Nautical To wash down (a deck) by splashing with water.
- v. To splash or soak with slush or mud.
- v. To walk or proceed through slush.
- v. To make a splashing or slushy sound.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Sludge, or watery mire; soft mud.
- n. Melting snow; snow and water mixed.
- n. A mixture of grease and other materials used as a lubricator.
- n. The refuse of the cook's galley on board ship, especially grease what is not used, as for slushing the masts, etc., formerly became the cook's perquisite at the end of the voyage.
- n. A mixture of white lead and lime with which the bright parts of machinery are covered to prevent their rusting.
- To apply slush to; grease, lubricate, or polish with slush: as, to slush the masts.
- To wash roughly: as, to slush a floor with water
- To cover with a mixture of white lead and lime, as the bright parts of machinery.
- To fill, as the joints and spaces between the bricks or stones of a wall, with mortar or cement: usually with up: as, to slush up a wall.
- To slop; spill.
- n. Half-melted snow or ice
- n. Liquid mud or mire
- n. flavored shaved ice served as a drink
- v. To smear with slushy liquid or grease.
- v. To slosh or splash; to move as, or through, a slushy or liquid substance.
- v. To paint with a mixture of white lead and lime.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Soft mud.
- n. A mixture of snow and water; half-melted snow.
- n. A soft mixture of grease and other materials, used for lubrication.
- n. The refuse grease and fat collected in cooking, especially on shipboard.
- n. (Mach.) A mixture of white lead and lime, with which the bright parts of machines, such as the connecting rods of steamboats, are painted to be preserved from oxidation.
- v. To smear with slush or grease.
- v. To paint with a mixture of white lead and lime.
- v. spill or splash copiously or clumsily
- n. partially melted snow
- v. make a splashing sound
- Perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian slask, sloppy weather. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And then I was thinking to myself that it was a good job that we had the stern, manly feeling to comfort us of our hard work being our duty, when I heard the _slush, slush, slush, slush_, sound of feet coming along the trenches, and then my sergeant said:”
“Having had some time to think about it, the caller and I shouldn't have used the term slush fund; that was incorrect," Angle said.”
“Now the dirty tactics must be financed through dirty money in what I call a slush fund and what I predict the law will call”
“Owing to the fact that the energy which bears it downward is through friction converted into heat, a partial melting of the mass may take place, which converts it into what we call slush, or a mixture of snow and water.”
“They were looking for what they called slush funds stashed away by the former president, but no such funds existed," a Seongnam police official told AFP, refusing to disclose his name.”
“Having had some time to think about it, the caller and I shouldn't have used the term slush fund; that was incorrect.”
“And I'm one of those who's ambivalent about the issue -- on the one hand, I'd love to see more women in the F&SF TOC, on the other, it does look as though the ratio of women in the slush is the same as women selling ... and it's often a matter of editorial taste, which is something GVG is very honest about, publicly, and I really respect that, but on the other hand ...”
“I'd have thought issues of volume in slush would make the query process more effective.”
“Jasper, these are some outrageously uniformed comments you are making … States are set to receive at least $120 billion (15% of the entire stimulus) in slush fund money (supposedly allocated for and FMAP increase and education funds) that can be spent however they want b/c money is fungible.”
“States are set to receive at least $120 billion (15% of the entire stimulus) in slush fund money (supposedly allocated for and FMAP increase and education funds) that can be spent however they want b/c money is fungible.”
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