sloughy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj sloughy (of soil) soft and watery "the ground was boggy under foot","a marshy coastline","miry roads","wet mucky lowland","muddy barnyard","quaggy terrain","the sloughy edge of the pond","swampy bayous"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Sloughy Full of sloughs, miry.
    • a Sloughy Resembling, or of the nature of, a slough, or the dead matter which separates from living flesh.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sloughy Full of sloughs; miry.
    • sloughy Of the nature of or resembling a slough, or the dead matter which separates from living tissue.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Sloughy full of sloughs: miry
    • adj Sloughy like, or containing, slough
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Scand.; Sw. dial. slug; cf. Ger. slauch, a skin.

Usage

In literature:

The Swedish Reform Church was in a sloughy, weedy district, near a group of factories.
"Song of the Lark" by Willa Cather
He had fallen into this love as one falls into a sloughy hole.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume IV (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant
Usually, however, the wound is inflamed and suppurating, with ragged and sloughy edges.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
When they reached him he led them to a wide meadow-like stretch of sloughy ground, and showed them the fresh hoof-prints of many ponies.
"White Otter" by Elmer Russell Gregor
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