slash

Definitions

  • Slash-Grain and Comb-Grain Flooring
    Slash-Grain and Comb-Grain Flooring
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v slash cut drastically "Prices were slashed"
    • v slash cut open "she slashed her wrists"
    • v slash cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete
    • v slash beat severely with a whip or rod "The teacher often flogged the students","The children were severely trounced"
    • v slash move or stir about violently "The feverish patient thrashed around in his bed"
    • n slash a strong sweeping cut made with a sharp instrument
    • n slash a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information
    • n slash an open tract of land in a forest that is strewn with debris from logging (or fire or wind)
    • n slash a wound made by cutting "he put a bandage over the cut"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The slash character is called a virgule, or solidus. A URL uses slash characters, not back slash characters.
    • Slash A large slit in the material of any garment, made to show the lining through the openings.
    • Slash A long cut; a cut made at random.
    • Slash A opening or gap in a forest made by wind, fire, or other destructive agency. "We passed over the shoulder of a ridge and around the edge of a fire slash , and then we had the mountain fairly before us."
    • Slash Swampy or wet lands overgrown with bushes.
    • Slash To crack or snap, as a whip.
    • Slash To cut by striking violently and at random; to cut in long slits.
    • Slash To lash; to ply the whip to.
    • v. i Slash To strike violently and at random, esp. with an edged instrument; to lay about one indiscriminately with blows; to cut hastily and carelessly. "Hewing and slashing at their idle shades."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • slash To cut with long incisions; gash; slit; slice.
    • slash To cut with a violent sweep; cut by striking violently and at random, as with a sword or an ax.
    • slash To ornament, as a garment, by cutting slits in the cloth, and arranging lining of brilliant colors to be seen underneath.
    • slash To lash.
    • slash To crack or snap, as a whip.
    • slash To strike violently and at random with a cutting instrument; lay about one with sharp blows.
    • slash To cut or move rapidly.
    • n slash A cut; a gash; a slit.
    • n slash A random, sweeping cut at something with an edged instrument, as a sword or an ax, or with a whip or switch.
    • n slash A slit cut in the stuff from which a garment is made, intended to show a different and usually bright-colored material underneath. This manner of decorating garments was especially in use in the sixteenth and the early part of the seventeenth century. Compare panel, and see cut under puffed.
    • n slash Hence A piece of tape or worsted lace placed on the sleeves of non-commissioned officers to distinguish them from privates; a stripe.
    • n slash A clearing in a wood; any gap or opening in a wood, whether caused by the operations of woodmen or by wind or fire. Compare slashing, 2.
    • n slash plural Same as slashing, 3.
    • n slash A wet or swampy place overgrown with bushes: often in the plural.
    • n slash A mass of coal which has been crushed and shattered by a movement of the earth's crust.
    • slash To work in wet.
    • n slash A great quantity of broth or similar food.
    • n slash A wet or marshy linear depression between nearly parallel ridges of dunes on a sand-reef. See the extract.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Slash slash to cut by striking with violence and at random: to make long cuts: to ornament by cutting slits in the cloth in order to show some fine material underneath
    • v.i Slash to strike violently and at random with an edged instrument: to strike right and left: to move rapidly
    • n Slash a long cut: a cut at random: a cut in cloth to show colours underneath: a stripe on a non-commissioned officer's sleeve: a clearing in a wood
    • adj Slash cutting mercilessly, unsparing: dashing: very big, slapping
    • v.i Slash slash (Scot.) to work in wet
    • n Slash a large quantity of watery food, as broth, &c
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Quotations

  • Joseph Conrad
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    “How does one kill fear, I wonder? How do you shoot a specter through the heart, slash off its spectral head, take it by its spectral throat?”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. slaschen, of uncertain origin; cf. OF. esclachier, to break, esclechier, esclichier, to break, and E. slate, slice, slit, (v. t.)

Usage

In literature:

With each pace the slashed silken skirt parted to reveal a shameless glimpse of cerise silk stocking.
"Cheerful--By Request" by Edna Ferber
We must discover the best methods of cutting trees and of disposing of the slash.
"The School Book of Forestry" by Charles Lathrop Pack
Thurstane could still manage a revolver with his wounded arm, while his right was good for almost any amount of slashing work.
"Overland" by John William De Forest
Heretofore a slashing had been as much a part of the ordinary woodland landscape as the forest itself.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
His sword flew wide, and Gervais slashed his arm from wrist to elbow.
"Helmet of Navarre" by Bertha Runkle
He could slash with it, as with a hatchet.
"The Texan Star" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The wolf was slashing effectively at the dog's side.
"Sundown Slim" by Henry Hubert Knibbs
He had been unmercifully slashed by the barnacles.
"Poor Man's Rock" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
Wild with pain, I slashed my face to get the poisoned tips of thorn out of the flesh.
"Aunt Jane's Nieces in the Red Cross" by Edith Van Dyne
He wears a red scarf, and a black satin doublet, with little slashes of yellow silk.
"Great Pictures, As Seen and Described by Famous Writers"
With all my strength I slashed at him just as he turned.
"Foes in Ambush" by Charles King
Dark-blue velvet slashed with orange.
"Patriotic Plays and Pageants for Young People" by Constance D'Arcy Mackay
If ample natural supply of fir seed can be expected, slash burning is indicated.
"Practical Forestry in the Pacific Northwest" by Edward Tyson Allen
As the shark's jaws gaped for a bite, Tom zoomed underneath the man-eater and slashed its belly with his knife.
"Tom Swift and the Electronic Hydrolung" by Victor Appleton
He didn't allow the boys to slash in among his niggers.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
He stopped slashing immediately.
"Four-Day Planet" by Henry Beam Piper
Use them, slash yourself free.
"Key Out of Time" by Andre Alice Norton
The weapon spoke just as Black Harry slashed at the rope.
"Frank Merriwell's Bravery" by Burt L. Standish
He danced and yelled and brandished the goad as a crazy director might slash with his baton.
"Joan of Arc of the North Woods" by Holman Day
The third day finds them in "The Slashes," a desolate region inhabited by squatters.
"Plantation Sketches" by Margaret Devereux
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In poetry:

What need to ask when vein
Has felt the burning claws
Slash open so that pain
Beats where the heart once was?
"Fait Accompli" by Vassar Miller
We saw the lights in the palace flare;
The musicians played:
The red guards slashed and sabred the stair,
And cursed the old king.
"El Manolo" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
And hullo! You Bully!
That blade's not a stick
To slash right and left,
And my skull is too thick
To be cleft with such cuffs
Of a sword. Now a lick
"The Foreigner" by Amy Lowell
Eyes aloft, over dangerous places,
The children follow the butterflies,
And, in the sweat of their upturned faces,
Slash with a net at the empty skies.
"Butterflies" by Rudyard Kipling
Then the rain ceased slashing on branch and pool,
And swift came the sunshine, after;
And the thrush and the yaffel screamed, ``April Fool!''
And the covert rang with laughter.
"An April Fool" by Alfred Austin
You took me weak and unprepared.
I had not thought that you who shared
My days, my nights, my heart, my life,
Would slash me with a naked knife
And gently tell me not to bleed
But to accept your crazy creed.
"And so it ends" by Victoria Sackville-West

In news:

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Facebook Stock Plunge Slashes $34 Billion of Market Value .
Electronic Marshalling Slashes Costs for Sulfuric Acid Maker.
NY Times' slash-and-burn review of restaurant fed appetite for meanness .
WHEN the Smile cafe opened on Bond Street in 2009, the woodsy restaurant-slash-general store became an instant haunt for the local art and fashion cognoscenti.
When Jim Matthews needed to slash his cholesterol and heart attack risk, he joined the millions taking the world's top-selling drug, Lipitor.
Slash performs during the Slash & Friends concert at Bare Pool Lounge at The Mirage on Friday night.
Man Slashed After Motel Room Break-In.
Dolphins found shot, slashed, stabbed.
Adorama is slashing 53 percent off Sony's docking station, which includes support for the iPod and iPhone.
Spending has been slashed as taxes brought in less.
World Wide Stereo is slashing 50 percent off the price of this outdoor sound solution.
Mobile phone companies have been lauded for slashing the cost of unlimited voice plans, but many wireless customers' monthly bills are actually going to get a bit more expensive.
Online conferencing can slash your travel budget and even goose sales - if you pick the right service.
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In science:

Let |k be the Petersson slash operator and let eT be the normalized Heckeoperator T ∈ Hn (see (54)).
On the Spezialschar of Maass
This shows us, that if we apply the Peterson slash operator |k+2ν γ here γ ∈ Γ to this function with respect to the variable τ , the function is invariant.
On the Spezialschar of Maass
Let |k ,m the slash operator for Jacobi forms and Vl (l ∈ N0) be the operator, which maps Jk ,m to Jk ,ml .
On the Spezialschar of Maass
We can now interchange the differential operators Dk ,2ν and the Petersson slash operator |∗ .
On the Spezialschar of Maass
Thus, we observe that two isometries joined by slashed variables behave as if they were just one isometry.
Some Quantum Information Inequalities from a Quantum Bayesian Networks Perspective
The slashes indicate contraction with kµ/M .
Unstable Higgs Particle and the Equivalence Theorem
Their matrices, however, from which the Hecke operators are constructed via the well known slash action of the group Matn (2, Z) on smooth functions, have negative entries and hence their action is defined only for entire weights.
Transfer operators for $\Gamma_0(n)$ and the Hecke operators for the period functions for $PSL(2,Z)$
Acting by these matrices through the slash operator on a solution φ of the Lewis equation (1) for the group PSL(2, Z) with weight s gives a solution of equation (3) for the group Γ0 (n) with the same weight s.
Transfer operators for $\Gamma_0(n)$ and the Hecke operators for the period functions for $PSL(2,Z)$
In the second part of the theorem we used the fact that the slash operator with weight s an arbitrary complex number is indeed well defined for the elements of R defining the ψi .
Transfer operators for $\Gamma_0(n)$ and the Hecke operators for the period functions for $PSL(2,Z)$
The technical results about the slash-operation are provided in § 3 and the transfer operators for Γ0 (n) and Γ0 (n) are introduced in § 4.
Transfer operators for $\Gamma_0(n)$ and the Hecke operators for the period functions for $PSL(2,Z)$
The slash-operation from Proposition 3.1 can be extended by linearity j=1 nj Rm(cid:17) for which all to the subset DS Z of F × Z[G ] consisting of those pairs (cid:16)φ, Pm (φ, Rj ) ∈ DS .
Transfer operators for $\Gamma_0(n)$ and the Hecke operators for the period functions for $PSL(2,Z)$
Moreover the slash-operation |s induces a semigroup action F0 × G+ → F0 .
Transfer operators for $\Gamma_0(n)$ and the Hecke operators for the period functions for $PSL(2,Z)$
The slashed line stands for the single scale propagator S Λ the unslashed line for G Λ .
Functional renormalization group approach to zero-dimensional interacting systems
We extend the slash action linearly to formal sums of matrices.
Hecke Operators for Period Functions for Congruence Subgroups
Here the supremum is taken over all cubes containing x, and the slashed integral denotes the average |Q|−1 RQ .
Endpoint maximal and smoothing estimates for Schroedinger equations
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