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  • n. Plural form of slicker.


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  • Just give these three clowns some rain slickers and rubber boots and send them out to help with the clean up.

    Capitol Hill hearings into oil spill continues

  • And to offset these, the browns and greys of the drear days that make the green plants and yellow rain slickers only that much more brilliant.

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • Our rain slickers will be the first items we pack.

    Rising Lake

  • "I wish you'd tell me," said the general testily to the aide-de-camp whose particular joy it was to lunch with him, "what the deuce those fellows are doing in slickers on a day like this."

    Twenty-Three and a Half Hours' Leave

  • At ten forty-five a scout patrol in slickers having been sent out reported the supply sergeant not in the camp quartermaster's office, as observed through a window, and the troop officers as having gone for the day.

    Twenty-Three and a Half Hours' Leave

  • At ten-fifteen the troop, having waited an hour, were growing uneasy, and Sergeant Gray was stationed at a window, watching three men in slickers tending a fire of mammoth proportions.

    Twenty-Three and a Half Hours' Leave

  • "I rather fancy that the men we saw in slickers, sir –"

    Twenty-Three and a Half Hours' Leave

  • About nine o'clock we rode back, facing a cold, driving mist, the back of each rider, protected by the shining yellow "slickers," glowing to the one behind him, in the volcano's light, till we were

    Time and Change

  • The meals are all alike -- a potato, a slice of something like bacon, some gray stuff called bread, and a cup of muddy, semi-liquid coffee like that which the California miners call "slickers" or "slumgullion."

    Travels in Alaska

  • "slickers" and long rubber boots, a "sou'wester" pulled closely over plump, rosy cheeks and big, inquiring blue eyes.

    The Dragon's Secret


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