from The Century Dictionary.

  • A Middle English and Scotch form of sly.
  • A Middle English form of slay.
  • noun A cradle on which a ship rests when hauled up to be examined or repaired.

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

  • transitive verb obsolete To slay.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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  • But there is also coffee hour, where the same old men drink that strong, sweet ah'weh arabe, where children devour bowls of anise-flavored wheat berries called slee'ah, where during Lent we share spinach pies, hummus and other meatless dishes.

    NPR Topics: News 2010

  • It is derived from "slee," in Dutch; which is pronounced like "sleigh."

    Satanstoe James Fenimore Cooper 1820

  • I'm pretty sure every piece of advice I could possibly come up with would cause you to say I was talking out of my ass, so instead I'll just say that I'm wishing you luck, you poor slee-deprived woman, you.

    And On The Seven-Hundredth Day, She Rested 2009

  • They watch their diet, get plenty of slee ... digg

    Arthur Rosenfeld: Daily Ups and Downs 2009

  • July 26, 2008 at 7:21 am ok guyz! iz going to slee..

    my gramma - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger? 2008

  • May 30, 2008 at 2:31 pm deres a inneresteeng dust fluf flowtin rownd. shud ai chase it oar goez bak tu slee…zzzzzz

    i see London, I see France - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger? 2008

  • I got to hang and talk with, including but not limited to apologies in advance to anyone I've forgotten in my slaphappy, slee-deprived state bricoleur, Chrissy and Spencer, eddygrrl, the fabulous Heather Lindsley, lisamantchev, and maryrobinette.

    Cat Rambo catrambo 2007

  • He would si through severalls of sanctuaries maywhatmay might-whomight so as to meet somewhere, if produced, on a demi pans — sion for his whole lofetime, payment in goo to slee music and poisonal comfany, following which, like Ipsey Secumbe, when he fingon to foil the fluter, she could have all the g. s.

    Finnegans Wake 2006

  • And the mo men that a man may slee, the more worschipe he hathe amonges hem.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville 2004

  • The music began again, but he could only just hear it now; sleepy music, pretty — sleepy — music — sleepy — slee .....

    Awakening 2004


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