Slip

Slip

, n. [AS. slipe, slip.] 1. The act of slipping; as, a slip on the ice.
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2. An unintentional error or fault; a false step.
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This good man's slip mended his pace to martyrdom.
Fuller.
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3. A twig separated from the main stock; a cutting; a scion; hence, a descendant; as, a slip from a vine.
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A native slip to us from foreign seeds.
Shak.
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The girlish slip of a Sicilian bride.
R. Browning.
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4. A slender piece; a strip; as, a slip of paper.
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Moonlit slips of silver cloud.
Tennyson.
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A thin slip of a girl, like a new moon
Sure to be rounded into beauty soon.
Longfellow.
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5. A leash or string by which a dog is held; -- so called from its being made in such a manner as to slip, or become loose, by relaxation of the hand.
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We stalked over the extensive plains with Killbuck and Lena in the slips, in search of deer.
Sir S. Baker.
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6. An escape; a secret or unexpected desertion; as, to give one the slip. Shak.
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7. (Print.) A portion of the columns of a newspaper or other work struck off by itself; a proof from a column of type when set up and in the galley.
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8. Any covering easily slipped on. Specifically: (a) A loose garment worn by a woman. (b) A child's pinafore. (c) An outside covering or case; as, a pillow slip. (d) The slip or sheath of a sword, and the like. [R.]
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9. A counterfeit piece of money, being brass covered with silver. [Obs.] Shak.
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10. Matter found in troughs of grindstones after the grinding of edge tools. [Prov. Eng.] Sir W. Petty.
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11. Potter's clay in a very liquid state, used for the decoration of ceramic ware, and also as a cement for handles and other applied parts.
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12. A particular quantity of yarn. [Prov. Eng.]
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13. An inclined plane on which a vessel is built, or upon which it is hauled for repair.
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14. An opening or space for vessels to lie in, between wharves or in a dock; as, Peck slip. [U. S.]
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15. A narrow passage between buildings. [Eng.]
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16. A long seat or narrow pew in churches, often without a door. [U. S.]
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17. (Mining.) A dislocation of a lead, destroying continuity. Knight.
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18. (Engin.) The motion of the center of resistance of the float of a paddle wheel, or the blade of an oar, through the water horozontally, or the difference between a vessel's actual speed and the speed which she would have if the propelling instrument acted upon a solid; also, the velocity, relatively to still water, of the backward current of water produced by the propeller.
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19. (Zol.) A fish, the sole.
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20. (Cricket) A fielder stationed on the off side and to the rear of the batsman. There are usually two of them, called respectively short slip, and long slip.
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22.(Mach.) (a) The retrograde movement on a pulley of a belt as it slips. (b) In a link motion, the undesirable sliding movement of the link relatively to the link block, due to swinging of the link.
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23. (Elec.) The difference between the actual and synchronous speed of an induction motor.
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23. (Marine Insurance) A memorandum of the particulars of a risk for which a policy is to be executed. It usually bears the broker's name and is initiated by the underwrites.
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To give one the slip, to slip away from one; to elude one. -- Slip dock. See under Dock. -- Slip link (Mach.), a connecting link so arranged as to allow some play of the parts, to avoid concussion. -- Slip rope (Naut.), a rope by which a cable is secured preparatory to slipping. Totten. -- Slip stopper (Naut.), an arrangement for letting go the anchor suddenly.
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