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slowpoke (informal) one that acts, works, or goes slowly.
slow time (informal) standard time, as opposed to daylight saving time.
sloyd a manual training program developed in Sweden that uses hand tools for woodcarving and joining.
slub to draw out and twist (a textile fiber) before spinning. [3 definitions]
sludge thick, sticky mud or ooze. [2 definitions]
sludgeworm a small freshwater worm that lives in sewage sludges or other muds that are low in oxygen but rich in organic matter.
slue1 to twist (a ship's mast or the like) around on its axis. [5 definitions]
slue2 variant of slew4.
slug1 any of various small, slimy land animals related to the snail but having no shell. [5 definitions]
slug2 (informal) to hit heavily, esp. with a clenched fist. [2 definitions]
slugabed someone who is lazy, esp. one who stays in bed longer than necessary.
slugfest (informal) a fight or boxing match characterized by the exchange of many or heavy punches. [2 definitions]
sluggard one who is lazy. [2 definitions]
slugging average in baseball, a number indicating a player's average effectiveness in making extra-base hits.
sluggish moving slowly. [3 definitions]
sluice a man-made channel, fitted with a control gate, through which water flows. [7 definitions]
sluiceway a man-made channel that controls the flow of water.
slum (often pl.) a crowded, dilapidated area of a city where poor people live in substandard housing. [2 definitions]
slumber to sleep, esp. lightly. [5 definitions]
slumberous of, pertaining to, or resembling a light sleep. [3 definitions]
slumber party an overnight party, usu. for teen-aged girls, in which the participants stay up most of the night.