slip

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v slip insert inconspicuously or quickly or quietly "He slipped some money into the waiter's hand"
    • v slip get worse "My grades are slipping"
    • v slip move out of position "dislocate joints","the artificial hip joint luxated and had to be put back surgically"
    • v slip pass out of one's memory
    • v slip to make a mistake or be incorrect
    • v slip move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner "the wheels skidded against the sidewalk"
    • v slip move stealthily "The ship slipped away in the darkness"
    • v slip move smoothly and easily "the bolt slipped into place","water slipped from the polished marble"
    • v slip cause to move with a smooth or sliding motion "he slipped the bolt into place"
    • v slip move easily "slip into something comfortable"
    • v slip pass on stealthily "He slipped me the key when nobody was looking"
    • n slip the act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning)
    • n slip a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.
    • n slip a socially awkward or tactless act
    • n slip a flight maneuver; aircraft slides sideways in the air
    • n slip an unexpected slide
    • n slip bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow "the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase"
    • n slip a woman's sleeveless undergarment
    • n slip a small sheet of paper "a receipt slip"
    • n slip artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
    • n slip a slippery smoothness "he could feel the slickness of the tiller"
    • n slip an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall "he blamed his slip on the ice","the jolt caused many slips and a few spills"
    • n slip a place where a craft can be made fast
    • n slip a young and slender person "he's a mere slip of a lad"
    • n slip a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting
    • n slip potter's clay that is thinned and used for coating or decorating ceramics
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Dad Slipped Down a Crevice About 100 Feet 181 Dad Slipped Down a Crevice About 100 Feet 181
THE BEARSKIN SLIPPED TO THE GROUND THE BEARSKIN SLIPPED TO THE GROUND
English slip-decorated ware. Although made in England mainly for local consumption, many attractive examples were shipped to Virginia during the 17th century English slip-decorated ware. Although made in England mainly for local consumption, many attractive examples were...
English redware with marbled slip decoration, 1625-50 period or earlier, unearthed at Jamestown English redware with marbled slip decoration, 1625-50 period or earlier, unearthed at Jamestown
There's many a slip 'twixt cup and lip There's many a slip 'twixt cup and lip
Siphon recoder slip Siphon recoder slip
SLIP TRACER SLIP TRACER

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 2001, there were more than 300 banana-related accidents in Britain, most involving people slipping on skins.
    • Slip A child's pinafore.
    • Slip A counterfeit piece of money, being brass covered with silver.
    • Slip (Mining) A dislocation of a lead, destroying continuity.
    • Slip (Cricket) A fielder stationed on the off side and to the rear of the batsman. There are usually two of them, called respectively short slip, and long slip.
    • Slip (Zoöl) A fish, the sole.
    • Slip A leash or string by which a dog is held; -- so called from its being made in such a manner as to slip, or become loose, by relaxation of the hand. "We stalked over the extensive plains with Killbuck and Lena in the slips , in search of deer."
    • Slip A long seat or narrow pew in churches, often without a door.
    • Slip A loose garment worn by a woman.
    • Slip (Marine Insurance) A memorandum of the particulars of a risk for which a policy is to be executed. It usually bears the broker's name and is initiated by the underwrites.
    • Slip A narrow passage between buildings.
    • Slip A particular quantity of yarn.
    • Slip (Print) A portion of the columns of a newspaper or other work struck off by itself; a proof from a column of type when set up and in the galley.
    • Slip A slender piece; a strip; as, a slip of paper. "Moonlit slips of silver cloud.""A thin slip of a girl, like a new moon
      Sure to be rounded into beauty soon."
    • Slip A twig separated from the main stock; a cutting; a scion; hence, a descendant; as, a slip from a vine. "A native slip to us from foreign seeds.""The girlish slip of a Sicilian bride."
    • Slip An escape; a secret or unexpected desertion; as, to give one the slip .
    • Slip An inclined plane on which a vessel is built, or upon which it is hauled for repair.
    • Slip An opening or space for vessels to lie in, between wharves or in a dock; as, Peck slip .
    • Slip An outside covering or case; as, a pillow slip .
    • Slip An unintentional error or fault; a false step. "This good man's slip mended his pace to martyrdom."
    • Slip Any covering easily slipped on.
    • Slip (Mach) In a link motion, the undesirable sliding movement of the link relatively to the link block, due to swinging of the link.
    • Slip Matter found in troughs of grindstones after the grinding of edge tools.
    • Slip Potter's clay in a very liquid state, used for the decoration of ceramic ware, and also as a cement for handles and other applied parts.
    • Slip The slip or sheath of a sword, and the like.
    • Slip The act of slipping; as, a slip on the ice.
    • Slip (Elec) The difference between the actual and synchronous speed of an induction motor.
    • Slip (Engin) The motion of the center of resistance of the float of a paddle wheel, or the blade of an oar, through the water horozontally, or the difference between a vessel's actual speed and the speed which she would have if the propelling instrument acted upon a solid; also, the velocity, relatively to still water, of the backward current of water produced by the propeller.
    • Slip (Mach) The retrograde movement on a pulley of a belt as it slips.
    • Slip To bring forth (young) prematurely; to slink.
    • Slip To cause to move smoothly and quickly; to slide; to convey gently or secretly. "He tried to slip a powder into her drink."
    • Slip To cause to slip or slide off, or out of place; as, a horse slips his bridle; a dog slips his collar.
    • Slip To cut slips from; to cut; to take off; to make a slip or slips of; as, to slip a piece of cloth or paper. "The branches also may be slipped and planted."
    • Slip To depart, withdraw, enter, appear, intrude, or escape as if by sliding; to go or come in a quiet, furtive manner; as, some errors slipped into the work. "Thus one tradesman slips away,
      To give his partner fairer play."
      "Thrice the flitting shadow slipped away."
    • Slip To err; to fall into error or fault. "There is one that slippeth in his speech, but not from his heart.""Cry, “Havoc,” and let slip the dogs of war."
    • Slip To let loose in pursuit of game, as a greyhound. "Lucento slipped me like his greyhound."
    • Slip To move along the surface of a thing without bounding, rolling, or stepping; to slide; to glide.
    • Slip To move or fly (out of place); to shoot; -- often with out off, etc.; as, a bone may slip out of its place.
    • Slip To omit; to loose by negligence. "And slip no advantage
      That my secure you."
    • Slip To slide; to lose one's footing or one's hold; not to tread firmly; as, it is necessary to walk carefully lest the foot should slip .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: STASI, the East German secret police organization, devised a devilishly clever way to prevent someone from giving them the slip during the Cold War: they managed to synthesize the scent of a female dog in heat, which they applied to the shoes of the person under surveillance. Then they simply had a male dog follow the scent.
    • slip To move in continuous contact with a surface without rolling; slide; hence, to pass smoothly and easily; glide.
    • slip To slide suddenly and unawares in such a way as to threaten or result in a fall: make a misstep; lose one's footing: as, to slip on the ice.
    • slip To fall into error or fault; err or go astray, as in speech or conduct.
    • slip To become slack or loose and move or start out of place, as from a socket or the like.
    • slip To pass quietly, imperceptibly, or elusively; hence, to slink; sneak; steal: with in, out, or away: as, the time slips away; errors are sure to slip in; he slipped out of the room.
    • slip To escape insensibly, especially from the memory; be lost.
    • slip To go loose or free; be freed from check or restraint, as a hound from the leash.
    • slip To pass unregarded or unappropriated: with let: as, to let an opportunity slip; to let the matter slip.
    • slip To detach a ship from her anchor by slipping or letting go the chain at a shackle, because there is not time to heave the anchor up. A buoy is fastened to the part of the chain slipped, so that it may be recovered.
    • slip To have a miscarriage.
    • slip Synonyms and
    • slip Glide, etc. See slide.
    • slip To put or place secretly, gently, or so as not to be observed.
    • slip To pass over or omit; pass without appropriating, using, or the like; hence, to let slip; allow to escape; lose by oversight or inattention.
    • slip To let loose; release from restraint: as, to slip the hounds.
    • slip Nautical, to let go entirely: as, to slip a cable or an anchor.
    • slip To throw off, or disengage one's self from.
    • slip To drop or bring forth prematurely: said of beasts: as, the brown mare has slipped her foal.
    • slip To make slips of for planting; cut slips from.
    • n slip The act of slipping; a sudden sliding or slipping of the feet, as in walking on ice or any slippery place.
    • n slip An unintentional fault; an error or mistake inadvertently made; a blunder: as, a slip of the pen or of the tongue. See lapsus.
    • n slip A venial transgression; an indiscretion; a backsliding.
    • n slip In geology, a small fault or dislocation of the rocks; a narrow fissure, filled with flucan, and not exhibiting much vertical shifting.
    • n slip In marine engineering, same as drag.
    • n slip Amount of space available for slipping; also, amount or extent of slip made.
    • n slip In metallurgy, the subsidence of a scaffold in a blast-furnace. See scaffold, n., 7.
    • n slip A thing easily slipped off or on. The frock or outer garment of a young child.
    • n slip A leash or noose by which a dog is held: so called from its being so made as to slip or fall loose by relaxing the hold.
    • n slip A wrought-iron cylindrical case in which the wood used in the manufacture of gunpowder is distilled.
    • n slip Potters' clay or paste reduced to a semifluid condition about the consistence of cream. This is used sometimes to coat the whole body of an earthen ware vessel, and sometimes to impart a rude decoration by trickling it slowly from a spout, so as to form lines and patterns in slight relief. Also called slop and barbotine.
    • n slip Matter found in the trough of a grindstone after the grinding of edge-tools.
    • n slip A counterfeit coin made of brass masked with silver.
    • n slip An inclined plane on which a vessel is supported while building, or on which she is hauled up for repair; also, a contrivance for hauling vessels out of the water for repairs, etc. One form of slip consists of a carriage or cradle with truckwheels which run upon rails on an inclined plane. The ship is placed on the carriage while in the water, and the carriage together with the ship is drawn up the inclined plane by means of machinery.
    • n slip A narrow passage. A narrow passage between two buildings.
    • n slip A space between two wharves, or in a dock, in which a vessel lies.
    • n slip A long seat or narrow pew in a church, often without a door.
    • n slip A narrow, pew-like compartment in a restaurant or oyster-house, having one or two fixed seats and a table.
    • n slip A long, narrow, and more or less rectangular piece; a strip: as, a slip of paper.
    • n slip A strip of wood or other material; specifically, such a strip inserted in a dovetailed groove, or otherwise attached to a piece of wood or metal, to form a slipping or wearing surface for a sliding part.
    • n slip A detachable straight or tapered piece which may be slipped in between parts to separate them or to fill a space left between them.
    • n slip In insurance, a note of the contract made out before the policy is effected, for the purpose of asking the consent of underwriters to the proposed policy. It is merely a jotting or short memorandum of the terms, to which the underwriters subscribe their initials, with the sums for which they are willing to engage. It has no force as a contract of insurance, unless intentionally adopted as such.
    • n slip A particular quantity of yarn.
    • n slip A twig detached from the main stock, especially for planting or grafting; a scion; a cutting: as, a slip of a vine: often used figuratively.
    • n slip In printing, the long and narrow proof taken from a slip-galley of type before it is made up into pages or columns.
    • n slip plural In bookbinding, the pieces of twine that project from the back of a sewed but uncovered book, and can be slipped up or down.
    • n slip In cricket, one of the fielders, who stands at some distance behind and to the right of the wicket-keeper. See diagram under cricket.
    • n slip A device for the ready detachment of anything on shipboard that is secured by a lashing, in case it becomes necessary to let it go quickly.
    • n slip In upholstery, a hem forming a sort of tube to allow of the insertion of a wire, or the like, for stiffening.
    • n slip A block of whale's blubber as cut or stripped from the animal.
    • n slip A miscarriage or abortion.
    • n slip Viscous matter; slime.
    • n slip A dish of curds made with rennet wine.
    • n slip A young sole.
    • n slip In electricity, in alternating-current induction-motors, the difference in speed from synchronism, that is, from rotation in step with the alternations of the impressed voltage, nsually given as fraction or in percentage of synchronous speed.
    • n slip The moving on each other of two surfaces which are intended to be immovable with respect to each other, as the slip of the plates in a riveted joint under stress.
    • n slip In pumps, the difference between the actual volume of water or other liquid delivered by a pump during one complete stroke, revolution, or period, and the theoretical volume during the same stroke, revolution, or period as determined by calculation of the displacement. It is due both to leaks past pistons, plungers, and valves, and to the back-flow through valves during the time the valves are closing. It is usually expressed as a percentage of the displacement volume.
    • n slip See the extract.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Escape maps, compasses, and files were inserted into Monopoly game boards and smuggled into POW camps inside Germany during W.W.II; real money for escapees was slipped into the packs of Monopoly money.
    • v.i Slip slip to slide or glide along: to move out of place: to escape: to err: to slink: to enter by oversight
    • v.t Slip to cause to slide: to convey secretly: to omit: to throw off: to let loose: to escape from: to part from the branch or stem:—pr.p. slip′ping; pa.t. and pa.p. slipped
    • n Slip act of slipping: that on which anything may slip: an error, a fault, a slight transgression: an escape: a twig: a strip, a narrow piece of anything: a leash: a smooth inclined plane, sloping down to the water, on which a ship is built: anything easily slipped on:
    • adj Slip (Spens.) slippery
    • n Slip (print.) a long galley-proof before being made up into pages
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Quotations

  • Edgar Watson Howe
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    “The only way to amuse some people is to slip and fall on an icy pavement.”
  • Pablo Neruda
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    “A bibliophile of little means is likely to suffer often. Books don't slip from his hands but fly past him through the air, high as birds, high as prices.”
  • African Proverb
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    “Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped.”
  • Sir James M. Barrie
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    “You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by. Yes, but some of them are golden only because we let them slip.”
  • George D. Prentice
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    “A word of kindness is seldom spoken in vain, while witty sayings are as easily lost as the pearls slipping from a broken string.”
  • Matthew Broderick
    Matthew Broderick
    “I slip from workaholic to bum real easy.”

Idioms

Freudian Slip - If someone makes a Freudian slip, they accidentally use the wrong word, but in doing so reveal what they are really thinking rather than what they think the other person wants to hear.
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Many a slip twixt cup and lip - There's many a slip twixt cup and lip means that many things can go wrong before something is achieved.
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Pink slip - If someone receives a pink slip, they receive a letter telling them they have lost their job.
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Slip of the tongue - If you say something accidentally, it is a slip of the tongue.
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Slip through one's fingers - If something slips through one’s fingers it escapes or is lost through carelessness.
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Slip through the cracks - (UK) If something slips through the cracks, it isn't noticed or avoids detection.
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Slip through the net - If something slips through the net, it isn't noticed or avoids detection.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. slippen,; akin to LG. & D. slippen, MHG. slipfen,cf. Dan. slippe, Sw. slippa, Icel. sleppa,), and fr. OE. slipen, AS. slīpan,in comp.), akin to G. schleifen, to slide, glide, drag, whet, OHG. slīfan, to slide, glide, make smooth, Icel. slīpa, to whet; cf. also AS. slpan, Goth. sliupan, OS. slopian, OHG. sliofan, G. schliefen, schlpfen, which seem to come from a somewhat different root form. Cf. Slope (n.)

Usage

In literature:

My hands were all of a tremble with the pain, and the egg slipped.
"Girls of the Forest" by L. T. Meade
Slip 1, purl 1, * knit 2, purl 2, repeat from *, knitting last 10.
"Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet" by Anonymous
The years slipped away.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
A wiry, dark-complexioned lad of perhaps fifteen stood near the steamboat slip.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
A rat slipped across the edge of the shattered manger.
"Free Air" by Sinclair Lewis
Neither of them knew that as the hours slipped away red tragedy was galloping closer to them.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
Braman slipped his clothes on and ran down the track to the private car.
"'Firebrand' Trevison" by Charles Alden Seltzer
Wherefore she slipped out of the back door and ran up the Lone Tree trail in the darkness.
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine
Slipped away like a frightened shadow, doubtless, when he found the company he'd waked into.
"Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 6, July 1905" by Various
I didn't want to slip anything over on you.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
With a hasty "thanks," she slipped it into her pinafore with her other treasures.
"'Lizbeth of the Dale" by Marian Keith
Also he prepared to slip away to a more lowly entrance, but was stopped by a retaining hand.
"Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker" by Marguerite Bryant
Kerk passed him a slip of paper without saying a word and slipped in behind the wheel.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
She slipped a sidling glance at Eleanor Gray.
"The Readjustment" by Will Irwin
There was a movement forward of the passengers, as the ferry-boat drew into its slip.
"Heart of the Blue Ridge" by Waldron Baily
Put the skirts together, bottoms slipped past each other, and slip the poles through, as with the bags.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
Why else should he have given his bosun the slip?
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
De next thing, he foot slip as him starts up de ladder and him and de bricks drap to de ground.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
He made a slip noose at one end, working the honda or knot back and forth until it slipped easily.
"The Pony Rider Boys in Alaska" by Frank Gee Patchin
The slip is usually lighter than the surface of the paste.
"Ancient art of the province of Chiriqui, Colombia" by William Henry Holmes
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In poetry:

"And so they die,
The little children that I love,—they die,—They
turn their wistful faces to the wall,
And slip away to God."
"The Monitions of the Unseen" by Jean Ingelow
But when he would draw her near
To his eager heart's content,
As a sunbeam slips from the finger-tips
She slipped from his hold and went.
"The Poet" by Theodosia Garrison
The friends I made have slipped and strayed,
And who's the one that cares?
A trifling lot and best forgot-
And that's my tale, and theirs.
"The Leal" by Dorothy Parker
Now folds the lily all her sweetness up,
And slips into the bosom of the lake.
So fold thyself, my dearest, thou, and slip
Into my bosom and be lost in me.
"Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Now folds the lily all her sweetness up,
And slips into the bosom of the lake:
So fold thyself, my dearest, thou, and slip
Into my bosom and be lost in me.'
"from 'The Princess'" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
What though his heart grew faint, and all the strength
Slipped from each trembling limb--
The One of all the earth his soul desired
Stood still--and spoke to him.
"The Miracle" by Virna Sheard

In news:

Of the four trophies that were available to us at the start of the year, one was lost on Wednesday night, and then another one may have slipped beyond our reach on Saturday.
My friend was slipped a date-rape drug at a party.
When they're slipped into a drink they dissolve.
Now were told the defense industry giant has handed out 20 pink slips.
Eli Manning and the Giants slipped to 8-7 with a loss to the Panthers on Sunday.
Last winter, I slipped and fell on a wet floor in a retail store.
Shares of Alcoa slip after the company reports earnings.
Our trusted legislators slipped one by us all - a big one.
Slipping slope in Everett prompts dismay .
Two wonderful meditations—from Julian Schnabel and Tamara Jenkins—on life slipping away.
A fine dining fixture on Isles of Capri for 36 years, the Blue Heron has recently completed construction of four new boat slips.
Slips in vice president's debate.
Scrooge-like as it seems, Christmastime is traditionally when companies, particularly those with calendar year-ends, send out pink slips en masse.
As an undergrad communications major at the University of Georgia, Greg Lindquist used to slip down to the 7-Eleven on Prince Avenue to fill his milk jugs with draft beer .
SHS slips past Cape Central in cold, windy, rainy conditions.
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In science:

Below we show that this boundary condition contains two effective parameters: the effective stick-slip length and renormalized viscosity.
Surface Roughness and Effective Stick-Slip Motion
These conditions allow one to replace the random rough boundary by an equivalent problem with the flat boundary and the effective stick-slip length and renormalized viscosity.
Surface Roughness and Effective Stick-Slip Motion
We also investigated the possibility of replacing a random rough surface by a set of effective stick-slip boundary conditions on a flat surface.
Surface Roughness and Effective Stick-Slip Motion
The effective boundary conditions contain two constants: the stick-slip length and the renormalization of viscosity near the boundary.
Surface Roughness and Effective Stick-Slip Motion
The effective stick-slip length is negative meaning the effective average slow-down of the hydrodynamic flow by the rough surface (stick rather than slip motion).
Surface Roughness and Effective Stick-Slip Motion
The stick-slip length is also evaluated numerically for all three classes of surface correlators.
Surface Roughness and Effective Stick-Slip Motion
For small shear rates, stick slip can also be observed.
A simple model for heterogeneous flows of yield stress fluids
Beyond this value, the a(z ) solution “slips” into the potential well of branch “2”.
A simple model for heterogeneous flows of yield stress fluids
If In = Im then ⊳ agrees with the natural order. • the upper class {In = 1} has slipped one place relative to {In = 0}.
Random orderings of the integers and card shuffling
In this setup, the D7 wraps all of AdS5 as well as a trivial cycle inside the S 5 , namely an S 3 . A stable “slipping mode” then exists, which is simply a scalar field on the worldvolume of the D7 that depends only on the AdS5 radial coordinate .
Chiral Transition of N=4 Super Yang-Mills with Flavor on a 3-Sphere
Indeed, via the AdS/CFT dictionary , this scalar slipping mode encodes both the mass of the hyper and the chiral condensate as a function of the mass, as we show below.
Chiral Transition of N=4 Super Yang-Mills with Flavor on a 3-Sphere
The D7 slipping mode is the worldvolume scalar field θ = θ(z), which is a function only of the radial coordinate to preserve the Lorentz invariance of the boundary theory.
Chiral Transition of N=4 Super Yang-Mills with Flavor on a 3-Sphere
While we have already identified the operator dual to the slipping mode θ as the dimension 3 fermion bilinear, there is still some freedom in the overall normalization.
Chiral Transition of N=4 Super Yang-Mills with Flavor on a 3-Sphere
The tangential normal fluid velocity satisfies the no-slip Dirichlet condition, viz.
Transitions between turbulent and laminar superfluid vorticity states in the outer core of a neutron star
Donato, Homogenization of the Stokes problem with nonhomogeneous slip boundary conditions, Math.
Homogenized dynamics of stochastic partial differential equations with dynamical boundary conditions
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