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He slacked a bit at the end as Stover, not waiting his coming, plunged in to meet him.
THE VARMINTOWEN JOHNSON
In some places it was half an inch in depth, and tastes like air slacked salæratus.
JOURNAL OF A TRIP TO CALIFORNIA BY THE OVERLAND ROUTE ACROSS THE PLAINS IN 1850-51E. S. (ELEAZER STILLMAN) INGALLS
However, all sail was kept upon them, to force them through whenever the ice slacked the least.
THE LIFE OF HORATIO LORD NELSONROBERT SOUTHEY
Some foreboding beset me, and I was once close to a full mind for going back, and slacked Cynthia's pace to a trot.
RICHARD CARVEL, COMPLETEWINSTON CHURCHILL
With no one at the wheel the Maggie shot off at a tangent and the hawsers slacked immediately.
CAPTAIN SCRAGGSPETER B. KYNE
Then everything slacked off, and Paul took his dinner-basket and ran to the station to catch the eight-twenty train.
SONS AND LOVERSDAVID HERBERT LAWRENCE
The engines slacked their speed, the pilot bade the officers good-bye, and accompanied the mail bag to his trusted schooner.
THE HARRIS-INGRAM EXPERIMENTCHARLES E. BOLTON
When the pressure slacked, they staggered to their feet and groped around the dark, stuffy little room.
Lime once slacked can be kept from one whitewashing to another and from year to year merely by keeping it always wet.
THE LIBRARY OF WORK AND PLAY: HOUSEKEEPINGELIZABETH HALE GILMAN
The best disinfectants are carbolic acid and freshly slacked lime; both are effectual, cheap and easily obtained.
THE EUGENIC MARRIAGE, VOLUME IV. (OF IV.)GRANT HAGUE