Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of slop. Scraps that will be fed to animals, particularly to hogs.
  • n. clothing and bedding issued to sailors
  • n. sailors' breeches ending just below the knees or above the ankles, worn mainly in XVIII century
  • n. The dirty wastewater of a house.

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

  • n. wet feed (especially for pigs) consisting of mostly kitchen waste mixed with water or skimmed or sour milk
  • n. cheap clothing (as formerly issued to sailors in Britain)

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Examples

  • | Private Reply bubba! what you doin! ya gotta keep the tortillas and bread separated off in a bucket of water to mush up for the chickens and turkey's breakfast and the other slops is for the pigs. wendy devlin

    Seeking the Real Mexico

  • Mr. Povey, safe from the dentist's, but having lost two teeth in two days, was being fed on 'slops' -- bread and milk, to wit; he sat near the fire.

    The Old Wives' Tale

  • The so-called slops were in fact a toxic mix of petroleum residues, sulphur and caustic soda which had accumulated in the ship.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The so called slops were a mix of petroleum residues, sulphur and caustic soda which had accumulated in the ship.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "I am not a chemist," he said, adding he believed Nzi who said the biggest problem with the slops was their smell.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The so-called slops were in fact a mix of petroleum residues, sulphur and caustic soda which had accumulated in the ship.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • They then take up slops, that is, obtain from the purser as many shirts, trousers, shoes, and other articles, as they can persuade the commanding-officer they are in want of; after which they desert upon the first opportunity, only to run the same rig in some other ship.

    The Lieutenant and Commander

  • There would also have been a market for simple ready-made clothes - certainly these were produced for sailors (the "slops" supplied by the purser on board ships in the 18th C, mainly loose-fitting shirts and trousers, for those who lacked the skill or inclination to make their own).

    kateelliott: Question for the Hive Mind

  • The prosecution says it was misdescribed as routine "slops" from ordinary tank-cleaning.

    Trafigura faces criminal charges over attempt to offload toxic waste

  • Begin by replacing the spanking Brooks Brothers suit with a sleeveless waistcoat and a roomy pair of Dutch "slops"; cut and paste a couple of buckled brogans over the shiny capped Oxfords and place a wide-brimmed silk hat upon the perfect golfer's coif.

    Steven Weber: The Pilgrim's Regress

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