dust consisting of a mixture of small coal fragments and coal dust and dirt that sifts out when coal is passed over a sieve
slump, slack, drop-off, falloff, falling offnoun
a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality
"the team went into a slump"; "a gradual slack in output"; "a drop-off in attendance"; "a falloff in quality"
slack, slack waternoun
a stretch of water without current or movement
"suddenly they were in a slack and the water was motionless"
mire, quagmire, quag, morass, slacknoun
a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot
the quality of being loose (not taut)
"he hadn't counted on the slackness of the rope"
a cord or rope or cable that is hanging loosely
"he took up the slack"
not tense or taut
"the old man's skin hung loose and grey"; "slack and wrinkled skin"; "slack sails"; "a slack rope"
flowing with little speed as e.g. at the turning of the tide
lacking in rigor or strictness
"such lax and slipshod ways are no longer acceptable"; "lax in attending classes"; "slack in maintaining discipline"
avoid responsibilities and work, be idle
be inattentive to, or neglect
"He slacks his attention"
release tension on
"slack the rope"
slack, slacken, slack up, relaxverb
make less active or fast
"He slackened his pace as he got tired"; "Don't relax your efforts now"
slow, slow down, slow up, slack, slackenverb
become slow or slower
slake, abate, slackverb
make less active or intense
abate, let up, slack off, slack, die awayverb
become less in amount or intensity
"The storm abated"; "The rain let up after a few hours"
cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water
Small coal; coal dust.
A valley, or small, shallow dell.
The part of anything that hangs loose, having no strain upon it.
The slack of a rope or of a sail.
A tidal marsh or shallow, that periodically fills and drains.
To mitigate; to reduce the strength of.
to procrastinate; to be lazy
to refuse or dislike exerting effort
slack dried hops
Lax; not tense; not hard drawn; not firmly extended.
a slack rope
Weak; not holding fast.
a slack hand
Remiss; backward; not using due diligence or care; not earnest or eager.
slack in duty or service
Not violent, rapid, or pressing.
Business is slack.
small coal; also, coal dust; culm
a valley, or small, shallow dell
lax; not tense; not hard drawn; not firmly extended; as, a slack rope
weak; not holding fast; as, a slack hand
remiss; backward; not using due diligence or care; not earnest or eager; as, slack in duty or service
not violent, rapid, or pressing; slow; moderate; easy; as, business is slack
slackly; as, slack dried hops
the part of anything that hangs loose, having no strain upon it; as, the slack of a rope or of a sail
alt. of Slacken
alt. of Slacken
Etymology: [Icel. slakki a slope on a mountain edge.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
slak, adj. lax or loose: not firmly extended or drawn out: not holding fast, weak: not eager or diligent, inattentive: not violent or rapid, slow.—adv. in a slack manner: partially: insufficiently.—n. that part of a rope, belt, &c. which is slack or loose: a period of inactivity: a slack-water haul of a net.—vs.i. Slack, Slack′en, to become loose or less tight: to be remiss: to abate: to become slower: to fail or flag.—v.t. to make less tight: to loosen: to relax: to remit: to abate: to withhold: to use less liberally: to check: (B.) to delay.—v.t. Slack′-bake, to half-bake.—adj.—Slack′-hand′ed, remiss.—n. Slack′-jaw (slang), impudent talk.—adv. Slack′ly.—n. Slack′ness.—adj.—Slack′-salt′ed, insufficiently salted.—n. Slack′-wa′ter, ebb-tide: slow-moving water, as that above a dam.—adj. pertaining to slack-water.—Slack away, to ease off freely; Slack-in-stays, slow in going about, of a ship; Slack off, to ease off; Slack up, to ease off: to slow. [A.S. sleac; Sw. slak, Ice. slakr.]
slak, n. coal-dross. [Ger. schlacke.]
slak, n. (Scot.) a cleft between hills: a common: a boggy place. [Scand., Ice. slakki, a hill-slope.]
The New Hacker's Dictionary
1. Space allocated to a disk file but not actually used to store useful information. The techspeak equivalent is ‘internal fragmentation’. Antonym: hole. 2. In the theology of the Church of the SubGenius, a mystical substance or quality that is the prerequisite of all human happiness.Since Unix files are stored compactly, except for the unavoidable wastage in the last block or fragment, it might be said that “Unix has no slack”. See ha ha only serious.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The part of a rope or sail that hangs loose.--To slack, is to decrease in tension or velocity; as, "Slack the laniard of our main-stay;" or "The tide slackens."
The numerical value of slack in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of slack in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
A slack hand causes poverty. But the hand of the diligent makes rich (Proverbs 10:4). That is what the scripture says. So, it is up to you. Do you prefer to keep to your pride and then end up achieving nothing? Or are you ready to swallow your pride and then emerge a success eventually? The choice is always yours. But, never forget. The collision of preparation and opportunity is what generates an offspring called genuine success. -Emeasoba George
I don't necessarily think the wage decline is such a big deal but what it does tell you is that there is certainly no upward pressure on wages and so therefore it just signals that slack in the labor market.
She's not a political appointee but she's in a very political environment, i think you've got to cut her some slack and give her a break -- I think she's doing a very good job.
I immediately talked back to my rope guy and told him give me some slack on the line, it was an instant thing. Turned around. We grabbed him.
The sharp rise in pace of capacity utilization is of particular interest as it could be seen as an indication of accelerating resource slack absorption in the U.S. economy.
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- bummeln, schlaff, faul sein, faulenzen, trödelnGerman
- flojo, aflojarse, flojear, carboncillo, relajarse, carbonilla, haraganear, charcoSpanish
- huolimattomasti, hiilimurska, veltosti, veltto, notko, kluuvi, huolimaton, vetelehtiä, löysäillä, viivytellä, hiilipöly, hiljainen, notkelma, löysästi, löysä, velttoillaFinnish
- leibideach, ligeanIrish
- tatetate, pūngoheMāori
- tam, treuzelen, slecht gemaakt, slak, week, slapDutch
- лодырничать, ненатянутый, сачковать, бездельничать, расслабленный, слабый, слабина, лениться, небрежныйRussian
- labavo, mlohavo, opušteno, odugovlačitiSerbo-Croatian
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