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Slue  v. t.  (past & past part. slued; pres. part. sluing)  (Written also slew)  
(Naut.) To turn about a fixed point, usually the center or axis, as a spar or piece of timber; to turn; used also of any heavy body.
In general, to turn about; to twist; often used reflexively and followed by round. (Colloq.) "They laughed, and slued themselves round."

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"Slue" Quotes from Famous Books

... duties of a Musical Critic? Show how it is feasible to write a most scientific notice without being able to distinguish the National Anthem, MASCAGNI's "Intermezzo," or "The Wedding March," from "The Slue Bells ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 103, October 1, 1892 • Various

... that the doctrine of the Virgin birth as something higher, sweeter, nobler than ordinary motherhood, is a slue on all the natural motherhood of the world. I believe that millions of children have been as immaculately conceived, as purely born, as was the Nazarene. Why not? Out of this doctrine, and that which is akin to it, have sprung all the monasteries and the nunneries of the world, which ...
— The Woman's Bible. • Elizabeth Cady Stanton

... 'im all over the world, a-doin' all kinds o' things, Like landin' 'isself with a Gatling-gun to talk to them 'eathen kings; 'E sleeps in an 'ammick instead of a cot, an' 'e drills with the deck on a slue, An' 'e sweats like a Jolly—'er Majesty's Jolly—soldier an' sailor too! For there isn't a job on the top o' the earth the beggar don't know—nor do! You can leave 'im at night on a bald man's 'ead to paddle 'is own canoe; 'E's a sort of a ...
— McClure's Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 5, April, 1896 • Various

... the first lieutenant, "we must slue (the part that breeches cover) more forward." As I never heard of a gun having breeches, I was very anxious to see what was going on, and went up close to the first lieutenant, who said to me, "Youngster, hand me that monkey's tail." ...
— Peter Simple and The Three Cutters, Vol. 1-2 • Frederick Marryat

... and governed it with such sobrietie and wisedome, that he was praised above all his brethren, so that Elidurus was quite forgotten of the Britains. But others write that he was a verie tyrant, and used himselfe verie cruellie towards the lords of his land, whereupon they rebelled and slue him. But whether by violent hand, or by naturall sicknesse, he finallie departed this life, after the consent of most writers, when he had reigned eight yeares, leaving no issue behind him to succeed in the governance of the Kingdome. He builded ...
— The Evolution Of An English Town • Gordon Home

... "Why can't your mate there hand me the end of that painter, and slue her round? That's easy! Won't take above a half a minute, and save somebody a wet shirt. Tie her nose to the ring yonder!—just bring you up opposite to where I'm standing! Think it ...
— When Ghost Meets Ghost • William Frend De Morgan

Words linked to "Slue" :   slip, side-slip, turn, sheer, slew, submarine, glide, cut, curve, yaw

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