• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. & v Slent See Slant.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • slent To slant; slope; glance; glint.
    • slent To jest; bandy jokes.
    • slent To cause to turn aslant or aside; ward off; parry.
    • n slent A jest or witticism.
    • slent To rend; cleave.
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In poetry:

And, sweatèn wi' the bombardiers,
A shell was slent to shards anighst my ears:
—'Twas night the end of hopes and fears
For me at Valencieën!
"Valenciennes" by Thomas Hardy