Having been a coxcomb in his youth, Fox was now degenerating into the sloven.
The sloven becomes the bungler, and the bungler is on the high road to failure.
He had seen the sloven tilled decks and the savage-eyed crew.
As to his being a sloven in dress, is that what they say about him?
The sloven and the dude are both slaves; but in different ways.
To wit ‘a sloven’ and ‘a glutton’; Perhaps his weakness was Scotch Mutton.
Nothing must be sloven or slipshod; every door, every fence, must be kept in repair.
The obvious disadvantage is the encouragement it offers to the sloven.
He is a sloven, indeed, who would crop his peach-orchard with grass or grain.
A sloven, except on Sundays and courting-days, and then only clean on the outside.