Lexicon: slipper – slowness

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slipper (-s), n. [see slip, v.] (webplay: away, departing).

Shoe; sandal; light covering for the foot; [metonymy] person; being; creature; [metaphor] blossom; bloom; flower.

slipping, verbal n. [see slip, v.]

Falling; dropping; rapid descent; [fig.] disaster; catastrophe.

slit, v. [ME; obscurely related to OE slĂ­tan.]

  1. Split; open; rend.
  2. Cut into; carve a trough; make a long fissure in.
  3. Perforate; push through.

sliver, n. [OE.] (webplay: small).

Spot; speck; splinter; scrap; fleck; small bit; thin piece of foreign material which causes irritation; [fig] node; carcinoma; defective cell; little mass.

sloop, n. [Du.; poss < Fr. chaloupe, french boat.]

Sailboat; skiff; water craft; small sailing vessel with one mast; [fig.] moving cloud formation.

slope, n. [OE aslopen, slipped-away.] (webplay: hill, horizon).

Hill; incline; declivity; peak; mountainside; portion of earth's surface which forms an angle with the plane of the horizon.

slow (-er, -est), adj. [OE.] (webplay: dull, late, swift).

  1. Late; tardy; not fast enough; not happening in a short time.
  2. Dull; unschooled; inexperienced; not clever; not mentally quick; lacking in understanding; [fig.] mortal; human; earthborn.
  3. Careful; deliberate; timely; measured; [fig.] enduring; abiding; age-old; long-lasting; from ancient times; [metaphor] metrical; poetic; lyrical; scriptural.
  4. Difficult; arduous; heavy; not easy to do.
  5. Hard to come by; not easy to obtain; acquired little by little.
  6. Long; not passing quickly; taking a great deal of time.
  7. Lasting; lingering, constant; not ending soon; [fig.] eternal; everlasting.
  8. Hesitating; cautious; [fig.] patient; longsuffering; persevering; enduring.
  9. Not hasty; not precipitate; step by step; not in a hurry.
  10. Sluggish; torpid; dammed; obstructed.
  11. Long-term; not immediately activated.

slow (-er), adv. [see slow, adj.] (webplay: dull, late, swift).

  1. Gradually; not rapidly; with moderate motion.
  2. Not immediately; little by little; with gradual speed.
  3. Carefully; deliberately; not all at once.
  4. Imperceptibly; not noticeably.
  5. Heavily; not quickly; not swiftly; delayed in motion; moving a short distance in a long time.
  6. Without rushing; wanting the moment to last.
  7. Tenderly; without rushing; [fig.] lovingly.
  8. Tardily; retroactively; inactively; not soon enough.
  9. Phrase. “Too slow”: not fast enough; not arriving in time for an event.

slowly, adv. [see slow, adj.]

  1. Gradually; not rapidly; with moderate motion.
  2. Sluggishly; with diminishing force.
  3. Carefully; not all at once.
  4. Steadily; not hastily; not rashly; resolutely but reluctantly; firmly but with a heavy heart.
  5. Formally; solemnly; sedately; deliberately; in a stately manner; [fig.] gravely; like a dirge; in the deliberate manner of a funeral procession.
  6. Tardily; heavily; not quickly; not swiftly; delayed in motion; moving a short distance in a long time.

slowness, n. [see slow, adj.]

Waiting; deliberation; suspense; slow motion; suspended animation.