from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Obsolete form of slant.
  • v. Obsolete form of slant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • See slant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To slant; slope; glance; glint.
  • To jest; bandy jokes.
  • To cause to turn aslant or aside; ward off; parry.
  • To rend; cleave.
  • n. A jest or witticism.


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  • But we fastened an anchor upon the land, and with main strength drew her off; and so the fifteenth day we discovered afar off the mountains of Guiana, to our great joy, and towards the evening had a slent (push) of a northerly wind that blew very strong, which brought us in sight of the great river

    The Discovery of Guiana

  • ‘cope’, ‘cape’ and ‘cap’; ‘tip’ and ‘top’; ‘slent’ (now obsolete) and

    English Past and Present


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