from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as slice, 3 .
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Sankey could handle a slice-bar as well as a punch, and rode on the head engine, where, if anywhere, the big chances would come.
Dan jerked a slice-bar from the fire and hurled it to the floor at
One night two sweet-tempered, light-complexioned coal-passers hit me together, one with a shovel, the other with a slice-bar.
On our gun-deck all was bustle, smoke, grimy figures, and stern commands, while down in the engine and boiler rooms the sixteen furnaces were belching out fire and smoke, and the firemen standing in front of them, like so many gladiators, tugged away with devil's-claw and slice-bar, inducing by their exertions more and more intense combustion and heat.
I didn't see it coming -- or going either -- but probably it was the slice-bar. "