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Slubber

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Slubber A slubbing machine.
    • Slubber To daub; to stain; to cover carelessly. "There is no art that hath more . . . slubbered with aphorisming pedantry than the art of policy."
    • Slubber To do lazily, imperfectly, or coarsely. "Slubber not business for my sake."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • slubber To daub; stain; sully; soil; obscure.
    • slubber To do in a slovenly, careless manner, or with unbecoming haste; slur over.
    • slubber To act or proceed in a slovenly, careless, or hurried manner.
    • n slubber Any viscous substance.
    • slubber To dress (wool).
    • n slubber Half-twined or ill-twined woolen thread.
    • n slubber One who slubs or who manages a slubbing-machine.
    • n slubber A slubbing-machine.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Slubber slub′ėr to stain, to daub, slur over
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Dan. slubbre,to swallow, to sup up, D. slobberen, to lap, to slabber. Cf. Slabber
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut. slobberen, to lap, Low Ger. slubbern.

Usage

In literature:

He knew their many noises that were as grunts and slubbers.
"Jerry of the Islands" by Jack London
So home and to bed with quiett mind, blessed be God, but afeard of my candle's going out, which makes me write thus slubberingly.
"Diary of Samuel Pepys, 1662" by Samuel Pepys
In being applied to the slubber a breakage either at the front or back can be arranged for.
"Scientific American Supplement No. 299" by Various
From overside came a splash and another slubbering noise.
"A Son Of The Sun" by Jack London
The slubber never spoke, but glanced at his wife, who stood glaring at him.
"The Bishop of Cottontown" by John Trotwood Moore
As in the slubber, intermediate, and roving frames, the rove is taken from two bobbins for one spindle.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
There are more spindles upon this frame than upon the slubber.
"The Fabric of Civilization" by Anonymous
The "set" of machines just named are usually known by the names "Slubber," "Intermediate or Second Slubber," and "Roving" Frames.
"The Story of the Cotton Plant" by Frederick Wilkinson
I should have slubber'd thee, and stain'd thy beauty; Your hand, your hand Sir!
"The Mad Lover" by Francis Beaumont
More here, you slubber-degullions.
"The ghosts of their ancestors" by Weymer Jay Mills
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