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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SLICKER

Gosh, I jist fooled him out of his two dollars slicker 'n a whistle.

Lance stooped indifferently to untie his slicker and blanket from the saddle.

The inside of her was slicker'n any parlor car you ever saw.

Then she put up a lunch and stowed it in the pocket of her slicker.

She folded the slicker lengthwise and threw it across her shoulder.

Then he sat down in the middle, crushing the slicker deep into the spring bloom.

"Sure," said the other gracelessly, and tossed his own slicker onto a bunk.

Dennison wondered if there would be a slicker in his old locker.

The slicker was an overhead affair, and she had to take off her hat to get free.

"The mackinaw—that old striped coat next to the slicker," he smiled.

WORD ORIGIN

1851, "tool for smoothing leather," from slick (v.). Meaning "waterproof raincoat" is from 1884; sense of "clever and crafty person" is from 1900.

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