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transitive verb

dialectal, British : to remove an outer covering from : peel, pare, strip
dialectal, British : to cut off : slice


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noun (1)

variants or slipe wood
plural -s
: pulled wool removed from skins by a lime process


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noun (2)

plural -s
dialectal, England


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noun (3)

plural -s
dialectal British & Midland
: a thin narrow strip especially of land

Word History


Transitive verb

Middle English slypen

Noun (2)

Middle English, from Middle Low German slīpe, slēpe; akin to Middle Low German slippen to slip

Noun (3)

origin unknown

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“Slipe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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