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Slip

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The original US jam band movement of the early 90s eventually gave way to a new crop of bands that incorporated styles such as fusion and funk into their sound ...

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

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2020

... A thin piece of...

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Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain

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Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Names studies
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7 words

... 1881: 48; Somerset. English: see Sleep...

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A Dictionary of Travel and Tourism

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2012
Subject:
Social sciences
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16 words

... A US term for a place where a ship docks; the UK equivalent is...

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A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (5 ed.)

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2020

... 1. The relative displacement to either side of a fault plane of points which were originally coincident. The total displacement (i.e. the sum of the dip-slip and strike-slip components) is called the ‘net slip’. 2. (translation gliding) The gliding of intracrystalline zones in relation to one another over distances which are integers of the unit...

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A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering (2 ed.)

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2019

...slip 1. The slipping of a belt or clutch, or in general any two surfaces in contact when there is insufficient frictional grip. A slip-friction clutch is designed to slip when a certain torque is exceeded. 2. In rarefied gas dynamics where the Knudsen number is much greater than 1, the gas flow close to a surface does not satisfy the no-slip condition . 3. See propeller . 4. Plastic flow in crystals by relative sliding (gliding) of certain planes in directions determined by the lattice structure (body-centred cubic, face-centred cubic, hexagonal...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2020
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190 words

... He was mad to have let such an adventure slip through his fingers. a slip of a — a young, small, and slim person. 1980 Philip Larkin Letter After all you are a very young 51! Hardly 51 at all! A slip of a thing! slip of the pen ...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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2013

... as . Freudian slip See under freudian . Give someone the slip, To To steal away from someone unnoticed; to elude pursuit. The expression probably arose from the idea of a hound slipping its collar or from the slipping of an anchor when it is necessary to get away quickly from an uncomfortable berth. The normal practice in such cases is to buoy the cable before letting it slip through the hawsepipe, so that anchor and cable can be recovered afterwards. See also slip the cable . What’s become of Waring Since he gave us all the slip? Let slip, To See under ...

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Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Language reference, History of English
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200 words

...slip [ME] English has several words spelled slip. The one meaning ‘to lose your footing’ or ‘to move out of position or someone’s grasp’ is probably Germanic, from a root that also gave us slippery [LME]. This is the slip in slipper [LME], and in slipshod [L16th], which originally meant ‘wearing slippers or loose shoes’ and also for a mistake [L16th]. In phrases such as a slip of a girl , meaning a small, slim person, slip is the same word that means ‘a small piece of paper’ and ‘a cutting taken from a plant’. It dates from the later medieval period...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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55 words

... Clay mixed with water to form a smooth, creamy liquid. Slip was used to decorate earthenware , by trailing lines or dots in a contrasting colour, usually cream on brown, or by combing and feathering. This type of decoration was used to great effect by potters in Staffordshire in the 17th...

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Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
26 words

... a term used for situations in which the mitochondrial enzyme, cytochrome c oxidase , may carry out its reaction without pumping protons into the intermembrane...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Archaeology
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26 words

... [Ma] A fluid mixture of clay and water (with or without added colourants) into which a vessel is dipped to produce a fine smooth...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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184 words

...of a fence, called slip-rail , which can be slipped out to form an opening. 10. Narrow, small, long piece of some material, e.g. brick closures , flint , glass, metal, tile , wood, etc., used to fill gaps, as in galleting . A slip-stone = small oilstone used to sharpen gouges (curved chisels). 11. Semi-liquid material, e.g. clay, in the manufacture of bricks, tiles, etc. 12. Slips, pl. , refers to the sidings of a theatre stage where scenery is slipped on and where actors stand before...

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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Current Version:
2002

... n. 1 a slope built leading into water, used for launching and landing boats and ships or for building and repairing them. 2 a space in which to dock a boat or ship, especially between two wharves or...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
50 words

... . Diluted pottery clay used in ceramics. It is usually a different colour to the clay of the main body of the pottery form and is employed as decoration, but it can also be used as a coating to make it waterproof or as a glue to join parts...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
50 words

... . Diluted pottery clay used in ceramics . It is usually a different colour to the clay of the main body of the pottery form and is employed as decoration, but it can also be used as a coating to make it waterproof or as a glue to join parts...

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

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2020

... mortise ( slip mortice ) A mortise, groove, or chase ready to receive a slip tongue or...

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
26 words

...-sheet ( *galley slip ) A *proof taken on a narrow slip of paper, used for books needing much proof alteration, such as *encyclopaedias or...

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A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2019

...slip band A group of slip lines in a plastically deformed crystalline solid, observable by eye or with an optical microscope as surface markings. Slip bands result from the glide of many dislocations on closely spaced slip planes. See also dislocation...

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015

...slip n. A colloquial name for a parapraxis...

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2020

... brick ( brick slip ) A thin strip of brick used as a tile for cladding, giving the impression of a solid brick...

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