from The Century Dictionary.
- To daub; stain; sully; soil; obscure.
- To do in a slovenly, careless manner, or with unbecoming haste; slur over.
- To act or proceed in a slovenly, careless, or hurried manner.
- To dress (wool).
- noun One who slubs or who manages a slubbing-machine.
- noun A slubbing-machine.
- noun Half-twined or ill-twined woolen thread.
- noun Any viscous substance.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To do lazily, imperfectly, or coarsely.
- transitive verb To daub; to stain; to cover carelessly.
- noun A slubbing machine.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb To do
hastily, imperfectly, or sloppily.
- verb To
daub; to stain; to cover carelessly.
- verb To
- noun A person who, or a
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The sliver is now fed to the "slubber," which reduces the thickness and imparts a slight twist.
The first, or "slubber," gives it a very slight twist, just enough to suggest what is coming later, and of course in doing this makes it smaller.
 Shakespeare uses the verb "slubber" in the sense of "perform in a slovenly manner" (_Merchant of Venice_, ii.
While the rescued Kwaque continued to moan and slubber thankfulness at his feet, he proceeded to strip them that were naked.
Only it grows colder, and grayer, and penguins cry in the night, and huge amphibians moan and slubber, and great albatrosses, gray with storm-battling of the Horn, wheel and veer.
Othello, the fortitude of the place is best known to you; and though we have there a substitute of most allowed sufficiency, yet opinion, a sovereign mistress of effects, throws a more safer voice on you: you must therefore be content to slubber the gloss of your new fortunes with this more stubborn and boisterous expedition.
And when you work in the card room, you have to know how to run about every piece of machinery in there, and there's different things, and he liked to be a slubber, and they wanted to put him on drawing or something else.
That's right, puts the yarn on slubber on what we called a
Plant about two years and they started tearing out the speeders and putting in an improved slubber that would take the place of the speeder.
Well, a slubber puts it on a bobbin — at that time I'd say about ten to twelve inches in length when it was full.