slough

Part of speech: adjective

Slow.

Part of speech: verb

To cast off, or be cast off, as dead tissue.

Part of speech: noun

A place of deep mud or mire.

Part of speech: noun

Dead tissue cast off; a skin, as of a serpent, that has been shed.

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Usage examples "slough":

  1. Mrs. Baker thought that the sooner one was allowed to slough off the gaucheries of the Young Person, the better. - "Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man", Marie Conway Oemler.
  2. You wouldn't slough me at this gravel- pit, after you promised? - "The Silver Horde", Rex Beach.
  3. I can see the open Everglades within four or five miles, and there is something that looks like a slough that is only half as far away. - "Dick in the Everglades", A. W. Dimock.