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  • n. Any form of track along which things can slide

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A way along which something slides.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In machinery, broadly, any guideway upon or in which a sliding piece moves, and by which the direction of its motion is determined.

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

  • n. sloping channel through which things can descend


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  • As the pickup began to move along the slideway with her, the man on the right closed a switch, placed his hand on a plunger.

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  • Psi blocks were all about, sensed as a gradually shifting pattern of barriers to probes as the slideway moved on with her.

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  • She stepped off the slideway as it came up to the window fronts, walked over, started along the gleaming windows, then stopped, looking in at the displayed merchandise.

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  • Directed by Gudast, she took a seat on a slideway, let it carry her along a main street.

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  • The Democratic Party remained opposed to yet another adjustment of the amnesty cut-off date for the same reason as its original opposition to the shift from October 1990 to the present date - namely that "you create a slideway in which you lose your moral footing".

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  • We took a moving slideway toward the Palace of Technology, drifting through the early evening like quiet ghosts among the laughing Faffnirians.

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  • Arriving at the pickup point early, she honked the horn and kept on honking until Peter finally appeared and descended from a high embankment on a slideway of fractured sandstone.

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  • A slideway conveyed them to the base of the near pylon, from which perspective the tower's proportions could no longer be sensibly discerned, and only the sensation of overwhelming mass and transcendent engineering remained.

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  • Alighting from the Wispen Argent, Pardero rode a slideway to the terminal, where he sought information regarding the Connatic's Hospital.

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  • Commercial craft mingled here with private vessels, each sidled close, by its protective pier or slideway.



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