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- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of slat.
- n. The violent shaking or flapping of anything hanging loose in the wind, as of a sail when being hauled down.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- Slats, collectively.
- n. The violent shaking or flapping of anything hanging loose in the wind, as of a sail, when being hauled down.
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But he ceased his yelping to listen to a new noise — a thunderous slatting of canvas accompanied by shouts and cries.
Again I will wait to hear all the evidence before I go around slatting people. on April 22, 2009 at 3: 30 pm inspectorgadget blueboy - looking at serious time? clearly someone who has not been near a UK Court in the last ten years. guffaw.
The yacht, completing the manoeuvre, headed into the wind with slatting canvas, and righted to an even keel.
The wind had fallen to a dead calm toward morning, and the Elsinore, her several spread sails booming and slatting, rolled more miserably than ever.
Another question should be does the BBC taxpayer really want to be paying for Vaughan Roderick to be slatting other news outlets in Wales and attacking politicians for creating debate?
Then the jabbering echoes stampede in the slatting wood
Then we saw the yards squared and I saw the sails fill bang up with wind; and yet, you know, ours were slatting.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE, SHARON GRAVELLE'S ATTORNEY: Again, you can see the wood slatting.
Angela recognized her venetian blinds slatting the moonlight, the red numbers glowing from the digital clock.
The launch must have reached the frigate which was now sheeting home her foresails to turn away from land and the bang had merely been the wind slatting the canvas, but it saved Sharpe's life.