slashing

Definitions

  • Slash-Grain and Comb-Grain Flooring
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj slashing as if striking with slashing blows "his slashing demon-ridden cadenza"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The slash character is called a virgule, or solidus. A URL uses slash characters, not back slash characters.
    • n slashing A slash or pane in a garment.
    • n slashing In milit. engin., the felling of trees so that their tops shall fall toward the enemy, and thus prevent or retard his approach; also (in singular or plural), the trees thus felled: same as abatis, 1.
    • n slashing plural Trees or branches cut down by woodmen. Also slashes.
    • slashing That cuts and slashes at random; recklessly or unmercifully severe; that cuts right and left indiscriminately: as, a slashing criticism or article.
    • slashing Dashing; recklessly rapid: as, a slashing gait.
    • slashing Very big; great; slapping.
    • n slashing The sizing, drying, and beaming of cotton warp for weaving on a machine called a slasher.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Slashing a slash in a garment: the felling of trees as a military obstacle, also the trees so felled
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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

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. eslecher, to dismember—Old High Ger. slīzan, to split.

Usage

In literature:

He was slashing with his sword and shooting with the rest.
"The Scouts of Stonewall" by Joseph A. Altsheler
She was inexorable, but she had never, knowingly, so much as slashed the hem of the moral code.
"Mrs. Falchion, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
His plunging horse had broken away from two of the murderers; but one still held on, and he slashed the hand free with his sword.
"Cumner & South Sea Folk, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
But next evening at sunset Mahommed Seti came into the fort, slashed and bleeding, with Bashi-Bazouk limping heavily after him.
"Donovan Pasha And Some People Of Egypt, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
It had been slashed almost to pieces with a knife.
"December Love" by Robert Hichens
The trunks are short, wide-slashed, and of a dead-green color with pale purple in the slashes.
"Mogens and Other Stories" by Jens Peter Jacobsen
I feel that they could have slashed and cut into one of us with the same relish.
"Army Letters from an Officer's Wife, 1871-1888" by Frances M.A. Roe
This little slash, across my eyes struck fire, and it does the same now by moonlight.
"Mary Anerley" by R. D. Blackmore
The glass was broken and the photograph itself slashed with a knife till most of the faces were unrecognisable.
"The Gold Bat" by P. G. Wodehouse
For an hour or two they cut and slashed, pillaged and robbed.
"By England's Aid" by G. A. Henty
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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
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
The war-horns soon beneath the woods shall bray,
Through dewy night th' assailing columns dash,
Amid the sudden gleams of shot and slash
The fog dissolve before our new-born day.
"To Stang" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
And heroically they fought that day on behalf of their king,
Whilst around him they formed a solid ring;
And the king was the hero of the fight,
Cutting, hacking, and slashing left and right.
"The Battle of Flodden Field" by William Topaz McGonagall
Bloody light from the sword-slashed night —
Shuddering darkness after!
Terrible feet trample the wheat!
Olympian laughter overhead!
Over the roofs rumble the hoofs,
Over the graves of the dead!
"Prarie Storm Rune" by John Gneisenau Neihardt
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:

San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr says a 30-year-old man armed with a box-cutter slashed a co-worker .
Bashing, slashing and knocking is what makes politics the favorite sport of Americans, even in an Olympics year.
Throughout the industrialized West, VAT revenue has made it easier for governments to slash corporate taxes and thereby lure investment.
The State Education Department, siding with the union representing Dunkirk 's teachers, has found the district violated federal law when it slashed services to special ed students for budgetary reasons.
Siemens Helps Detroit-Based Manufacturer of Diesel Engines Reduce Energy Costs and Slash CO2 Emissions.
In May, the White House directed agencies across government to cut spending on travel by 30 percent in a bid to slash government waste.
See Slash's Sydney Show In Its Entirety .
Slash (with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators) is out on the road in support of his new album 'Apocalyptic Love.
As some in Congress seek to slash spending on public transit – the only affordable means for millions of Americans going to and from work – ridership is soaring.
A vandalism spree at a Fresno police substation has investigators working Friday night to find out who slashed dozens of tires and covered patrol cars with graffiti.
The slashing happened sometime overnight between Saturday and Sunday.
Slash's signature Octave Fuzz , however, produces vintage-style fuzz that blends with your sound at a lower volume than the original signal.
It also announces a benefit show-slash-birthday party for Gallup 's KNIZ 90.1 FM.
Geezer Butler, Iron Maiden, Slash + More Pay Tribute.
Among those who have tweeted their condolences are Slash, Mike Portnoy, Iron Maiden, Tom Morello and many more.
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In science:

Background fit is cross-hatched and signal fit is slashed.
New FOCUS results on charm mixing and CP violation
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
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