Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In soap-making, the process of cutting the blocks of soap, which have solidified in frames, into slabs which are afterward cut transversely into bars. A loop of wire is used and drawn through the block by hand, or a special slabbing-machine is applied.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Adapted for forming slabs, or for dressing flat surfaces.
  • adjective a milling machine.

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  • verb Present participle of slab.

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Examples

  • Then again, these are CGC-graded artifacts, probably never to be read:Comics graded by CGC are placed in an inner well (a sealed Barex sleeve, similar to Mylar), then sonically sealed in a hard plastic, tamper-evident holder (the process is often referred in slang as "slabbing") with a label at the top indicating the grade, page quality and any notes. . .

    NIGHT NURSE auction update

  • I have seen some issues sell for insane amounts on the eBay, in particular the Miracleman/Kid Miracleman battle issue #15 which has sold for hundreds of dollars, even without the artificial pricing bump that a CGC "slabbing" would have given it.

    Archive 2006-10-08

  • Then again, these are CGC-graded artifacts, probably never to be read:Comics graded by CGC are placed in an inner well (a sealed Barex sleeve, similar to Mylar), then sonically sealed in a hard plastic, tamper-evident holder (the process is often referred in slang as "slabbing") with a label at the top indicating the grade, page quality and any notes. . .

    Archive 2006-11-19

  • I have seen some issues sell for insane amounts on the eBay, in particular the Miracleman/Kid Miracleman battle issue #15 which has sold for hundreds of dollars, even without the artificial pricing bump that a CGC "slabbing" would have given it.

    Archive 2006-10-08

  • The slabbing of books by the CGC doesn't help, due to the "multiples of guide" mindset that sends copies locked into plastic turtle shells through the roof pricewise, but a good chunk of the books pictured in this post were acquired for very modest dollars.

    Feast Your Foolish Eyes!

  • Quite an achievement, cause these mags are going for big bucks on eBay and the CGC-minded crowd aren't helping collectors who actually prefer to read their comics enjoy them by slabbing these babies away.

    1970's Flashback: The Rook

  • "Expenditures approved in fall 1894 included $812,025 for a complete plate mill and new open hearth furnaces, slabbing mill, and related production infrastructure and $243,300 for improvements to the Bessemer plant and modifications to enable the rail mill to roll deck beams and angles."

    Losing Strength

  • The LA Times looks at the process of “slabbing,” that is, encasing comics in plastic slabs, rendering them thus unreadable, and clucks its tongue:

    The only way you can be sure it’s mint

  • I always got my best thinking done on the get-there/get-home slabbing part of long rides, working through things that were going on in my life and mind.

    charles statman

  • And how dangerous a word — often misleading us into slabbing with extraneous floridities what would otherwise, on its own plane, be Art!

    The Inn of Tranquillity: Studies and Essays

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