from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To turn (something) on an axis; rotate: slued the swivel chair around; sluing the boom of a crane.
- transitive v. To turn sharply; veer: braked and slued the car around.
- intransitive v. To turn about an axis; pivot.
- intransitive v. To turn or slide sideways or off course; skid.
- n. The act of sluing.
- n. The position to which something has slued.
- n. Variant of slew1.
- n. Variant of slough1.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To rotate something on an axis.
- v. To turn something sharply.
- v. To rotate on an axis; to pivot.
- v. To slide off course; to skid.
- n. The act of sluing or the place to which something has slued.
- n. A slough; a run or wet place.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To turn about a fixed point, usually the center or axis, as a spar or piece of timber; to turn; -- used also of any heavy body.
- transitive v. In general, to turn about; to twist; -- often used reflexively and followed by round.
- intransitive v. To turn about; to turn from the course; to slip or slide and turn from an expected or desired course; -- often followed by round.
- n. See sloough, 2.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Nautical, to turn round, as a mast or boom about its axis, without removing it from its place.
- To turn or twist about: often followed by round and used reflexively.
- To turn about; turn or swing round: often followed by round.
- n. The turning of a body upon an axis within its figure: as, he gave his chair a slue to the left.
- n. A variant spelling (also slew, sloo) of dough in its second pronunciation.
- n. A considerable quantity: as, if you want wood, there's a slue of it on the pavement.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. turn sharply; change direction abruptly
- v. move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner
Met Dr. Plunkett, who directed me up above the usual crossing-place of a "slue" -- Had "Boom" put up at Jordan's -- went to Huntington's, then to Howard's, P. O., saw
For where words have had miraculous operaton, there hath beene alwaies the speciall providence, power and grace of God uttered to the strengthening of the faith of Gods people, and to the furtherance of the gospell: as when the apostle with a word slue Ananias and Saphira.
Norwich, thrée prelats highlie at that present in the kings fauour, to further these grants; namelie, that such as slue any préest or spirituall person might haue the law for it: where before, there was no punishment for a season vsed against such offendors but onelie excommunication.
3 Thirdlie, that such as slue any spirituall person, and were of such offense conuicted, either by euidence or confession before the iustice of the realme in presence of the bishop, should be punished as the temporall law in such cases required.
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