from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as slot, slot.
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I think the Ziggy gag would have worked better had Wilson drawn him holding a seashell to his ear while standing in front of a book vending machine with a big coin slote and title of the book printed on the machine.
How "slote" comes in is not quite evident, but that when the pages of a dull book are "slitten" by the paper-knife, it will be read and slated by a critic, and then "slited" (or "slighted") by the public, is quite sufficient without "putting a penny in the
The patterns alternate with etchings of slaves carrying water in buckets, beautiful open canals and an old gracht with an arched brick ceiling like those under the city of Amsterdam, stone lined irrigation channels colloquially known as "lei-water slote" at the edges of cropland.