The authorities today announced a slew of measures in an effort to halt the violence.
Now, after a slew of random projects, Kerr has officially signed as the face of Wonderbra, a competing lingerie company.
There are a slew of hearings on the topic of financial reform scheduled over the next few weeks in Congress.
Out in Venice, around the same time, a slew of stars turned up for the Indie Spirit Awards.
The slew of diets on the table for 2011 generally involve one consistent problem: keeping a low calorie count on the run.
"I slew him in the house of a seaman," said the boy, in a quavering voice.
She wanted to be what he termed a "slew," and she would have called a spy.
Arbaces fought with the utmost bravery, and slew many of the Assyrians, but was wounded.
This is true also of the additional statement, "He slew him."
He went to the place in which was the snake of eternity; he made battle with it, he slew it.
"swampy place," 1708, North American variant of slough.
"large number," 1839, from Irish sluagh "a host, crowd, multitude," from Celtic and Balto-Slavic *sloug- "help, service" (see slogan).
"to turn, swing, twist," 1834, earlier slue (1769), a nautical word, of unknown origin. Slewed (1801) is old nautical slang for "drunk." Slew-foot "clumsy person who walks with feet turned out" is from 1896.
Old English slean "to smite, strike, beat," also "to kill with a weapon, slaughter" (class VI strong verb; past tense sloh, slog, past participle slagen), from Proto-Germanic *slahan, from root *slog- "to hit" (cf. Old Norse and Old Frisian sla, Danish slaa, Middle Dutch slaen, Dutch slaan, Old High German slahan, German schlagen, Gothic slahan "to strike"). The Germanic words are from PIE root *slak- "to strike" (cf. Middle Irish past participle slactha "struck," slacc "sword").
Modern German cognate schlagen maintains the original sense of "to strike." Meaning "overwhelm with delight" (mid-14c.) preserves one of the wide range of meanings the word once had, including, in Old English, "stamp (coins); forge (weapons); throw, cast; pitch (a tent), to sting (of a snake); to dash, rush, come quickly; play (the harp); gain by conquest."
"instrument on a weaver's loom to beat up the weft," Old English slæ, slea, slahae, from root meaning "strike" (see slay (v.)), so called from "striking" the web together. Hence the surname Slaymaker "maker of slays."
To impress someone powerfully, esp to provoke violent and often derisive laughter: Pardon me, this will slay you/ The boys who slay me are the ones who have set pieces to recite when they answer the phone (1593+)