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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

sloo \sloo\ (sl[=oo]), or slue \slue\ (sl[=u]), n. A slough; a run or wet place. See 2d Slough, 2. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Slough \Slough\, n. [OE. slogh, slough, AS. sl[=o]h a hollow place; cf. MHG. sl[=u]ch an abyss, gullet, G. schlucken to swallow; also Gael. & Ir. sloc a pit, pool. ditch, Ir. slug to swallow. Gr. ????? to hiccough, to sob.] 1. A place of deep mud or mire; a hole full of mire. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] He's here stuck in a slough. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. [Pronounced sl[=oo].] A wet place; a swale; a side channel or inlet from a river. Note: [In this sense local or provincial; also spelt sloo, and slue.] [1913 Webster] Slough grass (Bot.), a name in the Mississippi valley for grasses of the genus Muhlenbergia; -- called also drop seed, and nimble Will. [1913 Webster]




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