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slush

Overview page. Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.

A viscous mixture of snow and water and, in particular, a stage in the formation of sea or lake ice, where the solid crystals may have originated as snow or frazil ice.

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slush

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 40 words.

ablush, blush, brush, crush, flush, gush, hush, hush-hush, lush, mush, plush, rush, shush, slush, thrush, tush • airbrush

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slush

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 40 words.

ablush, blush, brush, crush, flush, gush, hush, hush-hush, lush, mush, plush, rush, shush, slush, thrush, tush • airbrush

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slush

Julia Cresswell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 91 words.

[M17th]

Slush and sludge [E17th] probably both imitate the sound made by walking through them, with slosh [E19th] being a

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Slush fund

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 67 words.

An emergency fund for unforeseen expenditure. The term arose out of Royal Navy slang ‘slush’ denoting refuse fat, the sale

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slush lamp

Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 50 words.

noun (also slush light) (also Australian) historical an improvised light made from a container of fat and a

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slush <i>n.</i>

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 1163 words.

1 worthless information.

1887 Lantern (N.O.) 8 Sept. 4: To publish the rubbish and slush daily wired here as news.

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slusher <i>n.</i>

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 33 words.

a printer and distributor of counterfeit notes.

1984 Partridge DSUE (8th edn) 1093/1: slusher […] one who (prints and) circulates

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slush <i>noun</i>

Edited by John Ayto and John Simpson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

January 2008; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 52 words.

1 dated Counterfeit paper money. 1924–. D. Hume We've been handling slush lately—ten bobs and quids. Where they were

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slush fund

Overview page. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services.

Money set aside by an organization for discreet payments to influential people for preferential treatment, advance information, or other services for the benefit of the organization. Slush...

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slush

Overview page. Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.

A viscous mixture of snow and water and, in particular, a stage in the formation of sea or lake ice, where the solid crystals may have originated as snow or frazil ice.

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slush

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

Originally the fat of the meat boiled on board in the coppers of naval ships which was the perquisite of the ship's cook. Usually he sold it to the purser who made it into candles. It was...

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slush

Storm Dunlop.

in A Dictionary of Weather

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Environmental Science. 33 words.

A viscous mixture of snow and water and, in particular, a stage in the formation of sea or lake ice,

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Slusher

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 7 words.

Americanized spelling of Polish Slusarz.

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slush

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 77 words.

Sludge is usually applied to something relatively thick and less liquid, e.g. to wet clinging mud or slimy deposits, whereas

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slush

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 77 words.

Sludge is usually applied to something relatively thick and less liquid, e.g. to wet clinging mud or slimy deposits, whereas ...

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slush

Bryan A. Garner.

in Garner’s Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 3 words.

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slush

Edited by Robert Allen.

in Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 47 words.

Sludge is usually applied to something relatively thick and less liquid, e.g. to wet clinging mud or slimy deposits, whereas

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slush

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 50 words.

melting snow or ice XVII; liquid mud XVIII. contemp. with synon. SLUDGE, slutch, with which it forms a

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slush

Edited by I. C. B. Dear and Peter Kemp.

in The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 61 words.

originally the fat of the meat boiled on board in the coppers of naval ships which was the perquisite of

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slush fund <i>noun</i> (orig and mainly US)

Edited by John Ayto and John Simpson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

January 2008; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 59 words.

1 naval Money collected from the sale of ‘slush’ (fat or grease obtained from boiling meat) and used to buy

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