from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A dialectal pronunciation of slough.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A slough; a run or wet place. See 2d slough, 2.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A slough; a run or wet place.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • There was a two-hours 'rest at noonday, when we fared frugally on fried potatoes and the usual reistit pork, while Harry's oxen waded deep into a sloo, which is a lake formed by melting snow.

    Lorimer of the Northwest

  • So I went over to the malenky box where you could sloo - shy the discs you wanted to buy, and then this veck put a disc on for me, but it wasn't the Mozart Forty, it was the Mozart

    Where's the show?

  • Even then he did not look Jewish, though he did look like a sloo 'zhashchee, an office worker, a bureaucrat.

    Rostnikov's Vacation

  • Agatha could see them paddling in clusters about the gleaming sloo.

    Hawtrey's Deputy

  • By and bye a great mound of gleaming grass overhanging two half-seen horses moved out of the sloo, and she watched it draw nearer until she made out Wyllard sitting in a depression in the front of it.

    Hawtrey's Deputy

  • One hot afternoon, he lay under a mower in a sloo where the melted snow had run in spring and the wild grass now grew tall.

    The Girl from Keller's

  • We had a difference of opinion as to the best way to drive the mower into the sloo, and he didn't seem to recognise that he should have deferred to me.

    Hawtrey's Deputy

  • Afterwards she and Mrs. Hastings talked with the housekeeper for awhile, and an hour had slipped away when Wyllard suggested that he should show her the sloo beyond the bluff.

    Hawtrey's Deputy

  • She was half-way down the long slope when a clash and tinkle reached her, and for the first time she noticed that a cloud of dust hung about the hollow at the foot of it, where there had been another sloo.

    Hawtrey's Deputy

  • It coalesced, drew out again, and dropped swiftly, and the air was filled with the rush of wings; then there was a harsh crying and splashing, and she heard the troubled water lap among the reeds until deep silence closed in upon the sloo again.

    Hawtrey's Deputy


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.