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- adj. slippery; smooth
- adj. crafty; hypocritical
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Slippery; smooth; crafty; hypocritical.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Slippery; smooth; hence, crafty; hypocritical.
Faith, it's mighty little slape any of ye will get, once you're ashore.
There'll be mighty little slape this night for any of us. '
And I've larned that goose to slape in it, so I have, and an awful job it was, too.
Larry an 'mesilf, we'll slape in the kitchen, an' it's hopin 'I am you'll kape that shoinin', too.
I'll lift the bag for ye, me darlint, an 'I'll pit clane sheets on Bridget's bed, and ye're welcome to slape there as long as ye like; for the Blessed Mother knows it's powerful tired ye're lookin', it is.
"Bad luck till 'em," grumbled the other, "jumpin 'aboord a gentleman's boat like that, and turnin' iverything topsy-turvy, so that ye don't know where ye kin foind a place to slape at all."
There's clane sthraw in the barn, an 'I'll slape there till mornin'. '
On another occasion, at Wentworth House, the gardener cautioned her: 'Be careful, miss, it's slape' (using a provincial form for 'slippery'), while she was descending a sloping piece of turf, where the ground was wet.
_Pat: _ "Shure, and what good is it to me now whin oive me new job av night watchman an 'slape in the day toimes?"
"Kape quiet, will ye, and let the poor lamb slape!"