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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of slew.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a large number or amount

Etymologies

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Examples

  • She had learned to call the slews "pugholes," and to watch for ducks at twilight.

    Free Air

  • After a number of preliminary cracks of the whip, and sundry oaths and loud shouts administered to the 'leaders,' the driver got under way, and we were soon jolting -- at a speed of about four miles an hour -- over the 'slews' and ruts made by the recent rains.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2 No 4, October, 1862 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • They hosted the Breakfast Club which fed slews of kids.

    Justice Camp « Anglican Samizdat

  • Jane had “slews of material” to pouch to Washington, but it was all in Malay or Dutch or French, and she was afraid it would never get read.

    A Covert Affair

  • The step-off is sort of leisurely—as you might expect of a 4,480-pound piece of beef cattle—and then the thing slews effortlessly up to speed.

    For Your Big-Box Shopping, Drive a Big Box

  • Jane had “slews of material” to pouch to Washington, but it was all in Malay or Dutch or French, and she was afraid it would never get read.

    A Covert Affair

  • He had slews and slathers of money, as Yankee Bill would say.

    THE PEARLS OF PARLAY

  • Audi "The R8's top mechanism slews in and out place in about 20 seconds, at speeds up to 30 mph, and stows under the Audi's outrageously cool rear decklid with finned aluminum strakes," writes Mr. Neil.

    Audi R8: The Apex of Gasoline-Power

  • What about the slews of inane rejections for little things like “your story is third person and we like first person stories”?

    3am Thoughts – Brian Keene

  • Again, the vessel rides up the wave and slews sideways down the back side.

    OVERBOARD !

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