Overslaugh

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Overslaugh A bar in a river; as, the overslaugh in the Hudson River.
    • v. t Overslaugh To hinder or stop, as by an overslaugh or an impediment; as, to overslaugh a bill in a legislative body; to overslaugh a military officer, that is, to hinder his promotion or employment.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • overslaugh To pass over in favor of another: as, to overslaugh a bill in a legislature.
    • overslaugh To hinder or obstruct: as, to overslaugh a military officer.
    • overslaugh To oppress; keep down.
    • overslaugh In military, to remit the ordinary duty of (an officer, or company), because be is detailed for some other work.
    • n overslaugh In military, remission of the ordinary daily duty of an officer or company on account of a detail to another duty which takes precedence.
    • n overslaugh A sand-bank or-bar which impedes navigation in a river; specifically, one near Albany, New York, in the Hudson.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Overslaugh ō-vėr-slaw′ (U.S.) to pass over in favour of another: to supersede: to hinder: to oppress.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
D. overslaan,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut. overslaan (cf. Ger. überschlagen), to skip over.

Usage

In literature:

Therefore, the promotion of General Sheridan to be lieutenant- general did not "overslaugh" Thomas, but it did Meade and Halleck.
"The Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman, Complete" by William T. Sherman
Therefore, the promotion of General Sheridan to be lieutenant- general did not "overslaugh" Thomas, but it did Meade and Halleck.
"Memoirs of Three Civil War Generals, Complete" by U. S. Grant, W. T. Sherman, P. H. Sheridan
Therefore, the promotion of General Sheridan to be lieutenant- general did not "overslaugh" Thomas, but it did Meade and Halleck.
"The Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman, Vol. II., Part 4" by William T. Sherman
At length we reached the Overslaugh, which, as was apt to be the case, was well sprinkled with vessels aground.
"Miles Wallingford" by James Fenimore Cooper
Bonham, of South Carolina, has also resigned, for being overslaughed.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
Just as the inquisitorial jurisdiction had superseded the episcopal, so now both were overslaughed as insufficient.
"A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume II" by Henry Charles Lea
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