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slather

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v slather spread thickly "I can't eat bagels without slathering them with cream cheese"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n slather A quantity; a large piece: usually in the plural.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Slather slath′ėr (slang) a large quantity.
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Usage

In literature:

I don't doubt you've had slathers of proposals.
"Burning Daylight" by Jack London
Oh, dear Frau Nirlanger, it's going to be slathers of fun!
"Dawn O'Hara, The Girl Who Laughed" by Edna Ferber
Why, he had slathers of money, and Freda was just the girl to grace it.
"The God of His Fathers" by Jack London
I hate slathering through fluff.
"Actions and Reactions" by Rudyard Kipling
There's slathers of it.
"Smoke Bellew" by Jack London
I've kilt some av um, an' I'm goin' to kill slathers more, God willin'.
"Overland" by John William De Forest
I know that's so, for I seen a slather of dead cows myself.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
They were huge, hideous, snarling beasts, bared teeth gleaming in a slather of foam, eyes bloodshot and vicious.
"White Shadows in the South Seas" by Frederick O'Brien
It cost the railroads slathers of money, but they were acting on principle, and they won.
"The Road" by Jack London
They've got slathers of money an' they're sure dippy on each other.
"The Turtles of Tasman" by Jack London
I'm slathered in blood!
"Kitchener's Mob" by James Norman Hall
If you want money, I've got slathers of it.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
There's a baby boy, too, who can never walk unless there is an operation and of course it takes slathers of money for that.
"Heart of Gold" by Ruth Alberta Brown
Then, he drew together a great heap of crisp shavings and slathers, plentifully besprinkling it with what remained in the can.
"At Fault" by Kate Chopin
He kept very close to himself, but he always seemed to have slathers of money.
"The Rushton Boys at Treasure Cove" by Spencer Davenport
A slather of folks, Lowise.
"The Corner House Girls Growing Up" by Grace Brooks Hill
Your young fellers can do nothing except slather a hose round the decks and ask for higher wages.
"Command" by William McFee
And first thing y' know, I was handin' that editor of ourn great big slathers of straight talk.
"Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher" by Eleanor Gates
How did you know that the last thing I'd want was to be slathered over with congratulations by you?
"The Whirligig of Time" by Wayland Wells Williams
Pretty weak, of course; malaria isn't exactly slathers of fun.
"Samba" by Herbert Strang
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In news:

Scanning smartphones, tablets and laptops is as much a part of vacations as slathering on sunscreen, according to a Michigan State University survey.
Here's music that's thickly slathered with sound.
Tim Karman says it just comes out of him when he slathers on his special sauce.
Whisk together the mustard mixture, slather it on the chicken breasts, and you're good to grill.
For a little fun in the sun you better make sure you are slathering on a little protection .
Here's what to watch out for as you slather on the SPF.
Slather on the Sauce at Ashley's Que .
Okay fast food aficionados' McDonalds has brought back the beloved "Mc Rib ".In case you've never experienced the Mc Rib it is a BBQ pork sandwich slathered in sweet BBQ sauce, pickles and onions.
Everything from fall-off-the-bone ribs and pulled pork to barbecued chicken and brisket will be smoked, grilled or slathered in sweet or spicy sauces.
Suddenly, I don't know WHAT in the name of Anti-Aging I should be slathering on my face.
In fact, I'm pretty sure I would have fallen off this meal plan much earlier if it hadn't been for great snacks like baby carrots and bananas and apple slices slathered with almond butter.
Slather the chops with ground turmeric.
The family-friendly menu includes crepes, pancakes, sandwiches, burgers (try the "Very Blue" burger slathered in blue cheese)—and fresh seafood dishes.
In 1982, he was making vocoder-slathered New Wave.
Several items in this year's Big Beauty Try-On required a bit more grooming know-how than it takes to slather on sunscreen.
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