Origin of slough1
Definition for slough (2 of 2)
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of slough2
Related formsslough·i·ness, nounslough·y, adjectiveun·sloughed, adjectiveun·slough·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for slough
In Sydney it was across the Harbor, in London it was outside the city in Basildon or Slough.
A week after the inauguration, his wife, Lady Bird, watched with worry as a “slough of despond” surrounded her husband.
You may sail along the river or slough, therefore, for miles, and see only occasional evidences of the embankment.Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands|Charles Nordhoff
The kitten stalked down to the slough in which Four-Leaf and Clover were making their home.
Hitching those beside the trail, I returned to find Burton seated beside the lame horse, which could not cross the slough.The Trail of the Goldseekers|Hamlin Garland
In man it continually wears off, in serpents it is shed annually in one slough.
The slough was quicksand, and as far as Andy knew, it was bottomless.
British Dictionary definitions for slough (1 of 3)
- (in the prairies) a large hole where water collects or the water in such a hole
- (in the northwest) a sluggish side channel of a river
- (on the Pacific coast) a marshy saltwater inlet