slickens

plural noun

slick·​ens
ˈslikənz
1
a
: the thin layer of extremely fine silt sometimes deposited by flood waters of a stream
b
: finely pulverized material from a quartz mill or washings of lighter earth sluiced away in hydraulic mining
2

Word History

Etymology

probably irregular from slick finely pounded ore, from German schlich slime

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“Slickens.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slickens. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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