Definitions

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  • n. The skin shed by a snake or other reptile.
  • n. Dead skin on a sore or ulcer.
  • n. an avalanche, mudslide, or a like slumping of material or debris
  • v. to shed, remove, get rid of, slide (off)
  • v. ignore, shrug (off)
  • v. to discard
  • v. to avoid working

Etymologies

From Middle English slough ("skin, husk, rind; cocoon; scales; cyst"), akin to Middle High German slûch ("slough") (whence German Schlauch ("tube, hose")). (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Good one!

    November 27, 2008

  • Pyramiddle age?

    November 26, 2008

  • I give up.

    November 26, 2008

  • What's the word for what happens to a pyramid, or cone, when its height decreases and its base expands?

    November 26, 2008

  • Slimy + stuff = Sluff. I blend.

    November 26, 2008

  • Sluff certainly seems to be a variant of slough. But I think he means slip, subside or flatten.

    November 26, 2008

  • slough?

    November 26, 2008

  • "...during winter, piles do sluff reducing capacity a little."

    - email from manager of coal inventory, 25-11-08.

    November 26, 2008