half-slip

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n half-slip undergarment worn under a skirt
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Usage

In literature:

In less than half an hour three shadowy figures slipped round the edge of the corral and up the lane.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
Half an hour later the schooner slipped out to sea again.
"Hawtrey's Deputy" by Harold Bindloss
Guido, frightened half to death, slipped unobserved out of a side door, and was never seen at Greenwich again.
"The Panchronicon" by Harold Steele Mackaye
She let a little silver fellow slip to the ground, half-dressed, and went over to Jemmy Three.
"Judith Lynn" by Annie Hamilton Donnell
I slipped half a sovereign into his hand.
"The Master Mummer" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Slowly the minute-hand crept round to the half-hour, and the men slipped back into their steel home.
"Life in a Tank" by Richard Haigh
Half her burden seemed to slip from her shoulders while she looked at him.
"Sawtooth Ranch" by B. M. Bower
They were half frightened for a moment, fearing lest he had slipped and fallen somewhere; but Harvey laughed at their fears.
"The Rival Campers Ashore" by Ruel Perley Smith
The needle had slipped out half-way.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
It was no easy journey, and when but half-way to Moosetail Island Dave slipped and went into the stream up to his knees.
"Dave Porter and the Runaways" by Edward Stratemeyer
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In poetry:

My oars keep time to half a rhyme,
That slips and slides away from me.
Across my mind, like idle wind,
A lost thought beateth lazily.
"Broken Rhythm" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
Carelessly coiffed, with sash half slipping down
Cravat mis-tied, and tassels left to stream,
I walked haphazard through the early town,
Teased with the memory of a charming dream.
"The Ivory Piece" by Aubrey Vincent Beardsley
We couldn't let the thing slip through our fingers, so to speak.
There were thousands in the mine without a doubt.
So me and Baker Brothers, and half a dozen others,
We formed a syndicate to buy him out.
"Hopeful Hawkins" by C J Dennis

In news:

On September 17, the day Mitt Romney was outed for dismissing half the country as a hopeless waste of time at a high-dollar Florida fundraiser, Wayne Powell quietly slipped into Los Angeles for a fundraiser of his own.
Though their share of the beverage market might be slipping a bit, the world's population still spends half its drink money on carbonated quenchers.
Hotel room occupancy rates slipped 2.6 percent to 61.4 percent in the first half of the year compared to the same time period last year.
The Detroit Pistons had blown double-digit, second-half leads in their first three home games but weren't about to let another one slip away.
Despite slipping one notch in the first post-draft rankings, the Bears are still considered in the top half of the league.
Princeton let an 18-point second half lead slip away and fell by one point.
St Bede fullback Austin Schwab (No 43) slips past the Riverdale defense and into the end zone for a score in the first half of Friday's game at the Academy.
If this is indeed Two and a Half Men's last season, as is widely assumed, it's certainly not slipping quietly into the night.
Ashton Kutcher feels as though he's won the lottery and CBS hopes he can slip right into their hit show Two And A Half Men and have its success continue.
Grizzlies guard Jarryd Bayless slips past Hawks guard Louis Williams during the first half Saturday night at FedExForum.
As you finish each pear half, slip it into a work bowl filled with a mixture of 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar and enough water to cover all of the pears .
The President promises to create them if we slip him another half a billion to spend.
A floating casino brought in about $4.6 million a year, and slip fees earned the agency another half million.
Erie Mason earned its first girls basketball victory in over a year by using a second-half surge to slip past Lutheran South 22-14.
The Bucks still lead the Central Division, but their cushion slipped to a half game over the Chicago Bulls.
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In science:

We prescribe the fully developed parabolic profile with maximum velocity 3 2 at the upper half of the inflow side and we prescribe the no-slip condition at the lower half.
Convergence Analysis of a Class of Massively Parallel Direction Splitting Algorithms for the Navier-Stokes Equations
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