Definition for SLOUGH

SLOUGH, n. [slou; Sax. slog; W. yslwç, a gutter or slough, from llwç, a lake.]

  1. A place of deep mud or mire; a hole full of mire. – Milton.
  2. [pron. sluff.] The skin or cast skin of a serpent. [Its use for the skin in general, in Shakspeare, is not authorized.]
  3. [pron. sluff.] The part that separates from a foul sore. – Wiseman. The dead part which separates from the living in mortification. – Cooper.

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