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slue1

or slew

[sloo] /slu/
verb (used with object), slued, sluing.
1.
to turn (a mast or other spar) around on its own axis, or without removing it from its place.
2.
to swing around.
verb (used without object), slued, sluing.
3.
to turn about; swing around.
noun
4.
the act of sluing.
5.
a position slued to.
Origin of slue1
1760-1770
First recorded in 1760-70; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for slued
Historical Examples
  • The whole ribbed framework of the vessel was strained and slued.

    Wandl the Invader Raymond King Cummings
  • He slued round and went away steady, picking a bit as he went.

    Robbery Under Arms Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
  • Ten-Gallon slued in his saddle, slouching over confidentially.

    Claim Number One

    George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  • She gave the floppy hat a yank that slued the ridiculous green bow to a more rakish angle, and then stopped suddenly in the road.

    Anything Once Douglas Grant
  • He walked wid a hand on my shoulder all slued sideways, an' his right leg swingin' like a lame camel.

    Soldiers Three, Part II. Rudyard Kipling
  • As he moved, the Englishman noticed that he slued slightly to the left—saw the twisted limb.

    Caravans By Night Harry Hervey
  • Then her heart stood still with horror, for he had slued round to the bed and was stretching his hands out above the baby.

    Beyond John Galsworthy
  • She swung into the saddle, then slued toward him, leaned an elbow on the horn and rested her chin in the palm of her hand.

    The Heritage of the Hills Arthur P. Hankins
  • She grasped him under the arms and with the strength of a young Amazon slued him about as if he had been a sack of flour.

    The Heritage of the Hills Arthur P. Hankins
  • I slued around my head to look a second time, but the fog had already swallowed him.

    The Pirate of Panama William MacLeod Raine
British Dictionary definitions for slued

slue1

/sluː/
noun, verb
1.
a variant spelling (esp US) of slew2

slue2

/sluː/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of slough1 (sense 2)

slue3

/sluː/
noun
1.
(US, informal) a variant spelling of slew4
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