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Definition of Slough


  1. Slow.
  2. A place of deep mud or mire; a hole full of mire.
  3. A wet place; a swale; a side channel or inlet from a river.
  4. imp. of Slee, to slay. Slew.
  5. The skin, commonly the cast-off skin, of a serpent or of some similar animal.
  6. The dead mass separating from a foul sore; the dead part which separates from the living tissue in mortification.
  7. To form a slough; to separate in the form of dead matter from the living tissues; -- often used with off, or away; as, a sloughing ulcer; the dead tissues slough off slowly.
  8. To cast off; to discard as refuse.

Slough Quotations

The first thing I think about when I wake up most mornings is the fact that I'm tired. I have been tired for decades. I am tired in the morning and I am tired while becalmed in the slough of the afternoon, and I am tired in the evening, except right when I try to go to sleep.
Susan Orlean

It is my art. I am better at it than I ever was. And I will do it as long as I can. When you reach a certain age you can slough off what is unnecessary and concentrate on what is. And why not?
Arthur Miller

Having children makes you see the world in a completely different way. When you're responsible for those little lives, you can't slough it off or forget about it until later.
Linda Ronstadt

It's often difficult to slough off all that we've acquired, all the comforts and safety nets modern life provides for us, and realize that in those days, people were living very much on the edge - life was incredibly hard!
Derek Jacobi

I do so many things. Like when I was younger, if I drove past a house that I didn't want to live in, I'd hold my breath. Driving around somewhere like Slough I'd go blue in the face.
Jessica Brown Findlay
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Slough Translations

slough in Latin is lama, volutabrum
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