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Lake vs. Slough

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Lakenoun

A small stream of running water; a channel for water; a drain.

Sloughnoun

The skin shed by a snake or other reptile.

‘That is the slough of a rattler; we must be careful.’;

Lakenoun

A large, landlocked stretch of water.

Sloughnoun

Dead skin on a sore or ulcer.

‘This is the slough that came off of his skin after the burn.’;

Lakenoun

A large amount of liquid; as, a wine lake.

Sloughnoun

(British) A muddy or marshy area.

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Lakenoun

(obsolete) A pit, or ditch

Sloughnoun

(Eastern United States) A type of swamp or shallow lake system, typically formed as or by the backwater of a larger waterway, similar to a bayou with trees.

‘We paddled under a canopy of trees through the slough.’;

Lakenoun

(obsolete) An offering, sacrifice, gift.

Sloughnoun

(Western United States) A secondary channel of a river delta, usually flushed by the tide.

‘The Sacramento River Delta contains dozens of sloughs that are often used for water-skiing and fishing.’;

Lakenoun

(dialectal) Play; sport; game; fun; glee.

Sloughnoun

A state of depression.

‘John is in a slough.’;

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Lakenoun

(obsolete) A kind of fine, white linen.

Sloughnoun

(Canadian Prairies) A small pond, often alkaline, many but not all formed by glacial potholes.

‘Potholes or sloughs formed by a glacier’s retreat from the central plains of North America, are now known to be some of the world’s most productive ecosystems.’;

Lakenoun

In dyeing and painting, an often fugitive crimson or vermillion pigment derived from an organic colorant (cochineal or madder, for example) and an inorganic, generally metallic mordant.

Sloughverb

(transitive) To shed (skin).

‘This skin is being sloughed.’; ‘Snakes slough their skin periodically.’;

Lakeverb

(obsolete) To present an offering.

Sloughverb

(intransitive) To slide off (like a layer of skin).

‘A week after he was burned, a layer of skin on his arm sloughed off.’;

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Lakeverb

To leap, jump, exert oneself, play.

Sloughverb

To discard.

‘East sloughed a heart.’;

Lakeverb

To make lake-red.

Sloughverb

To commit truancy, be absent from school without permission.

‘"Dude, Kaydn and Jarom are totally sloughing today!"’;

Lakenoun

A pigment formed by combining some coloring matter, usually by precipitation, with a metallic oxide or earth, esp. with aluminium hydrate; as, madder lake; Florentine lake; yellow lake, etc.

Sloughadjective

Slow.

Lakenoun

A kind of fine white linen, formerly in use.

Sloughnoun

A place of deep mud or mire; a hole full of mire.

‘He's here stuck in a slough.’;

Lakenoun

A large body of water contained in a depression of the earth's surface, and supplied from the drainage of a more or less extended area.

Sloughnoun

A wet place; a swale; a side channel or inlet from a river.

Lakeverb

To play; to sport.

Sloughnoun

The skin, commonly the cast-off skin, of a serpent or of some similar animal.

Lakenoun

a body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land

Sloughnoun

The dead mass separating from a foul sore; the dead part which separates from the living tissue in mortification.

Lakenoun

a purplish red pigment prepared from lac or cochineal

Slough

imp. of Slee, to slay. Slew.

Lakenoun

any of numerous bright translucent organic pigments

Sloughverb

To form a slough; to separate in the form of dead matter from the living tissues; - often used with off, or away; as, a sloughing ulcer; the dead tissues slough off slowly.

Lakenoun

a large area of water surrounded by land

‘Lake Victoria’; ‘boys were swimming in the lake’;

Sloughverb

To cast off; to discard as refuse.

‘New tint the plumage of the birds,And slough decay from grazing herds.’;

Lakenoun

the Lake District.

Sloughnoun

necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass

Lakenoun

a pool of liquid

‘the fish was served in a lake of spicy sauce’;

Sloughnoun

a hollow filled with mud

Lakenoun

a large surplus of a liquid commodity

‘the EU wine lake’;

Sloughnoun

a stagnant swamp (especially as part of a bayou)

Lakenoun

an insoluble pigment made by combining a soluble organic dye and an insoluble mordant.

Sloughnoun

any outer covering that can be shed or cast off (such as the cast-off skin of a snake)

Lakenoun

a purplish-red pigment made in the same way as lake, originally one obtained from lac.

Sloughverb

cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers;

‘out dog sheds every Spring’;

Lake

A lake is an area filled with water, localized in a basin, surrounded by land, apart from any river or other outlet that serves to feed or drain the lake. Lakes lie on land and are not part of the ocean, although like the much larger oceans, they form part of Earth's water cycle.

Sloughnoun

a town in south-eastern England to the west of London; population 119,400 (est. 2009).

Sloughverb

shed or remove (a layer of dead skin)

‘a snake sloughs off its old skin’; ‘exfoliate once a week to slough off any dry skin’;

Sloughverb

get rid of (something undesirable or no longer required)

‘he is concerned to slough off the country's bad environmental image’;

Sloughverb

(of dead skin) drop off; be shed

‘it is a rare skin disease in which the skin sloughs off’;

Sloughverb

(of soil or rock) collapse or slide into a hole or depression

‘an eternal rain of silt sloughs down from the edges of the continents’;

Slough

Slough () is a large town in Berkshire, England (within the historic county of Buckinghamshire), 20 miles (32 km) west of central London (Charing Cross) and 19 miles (31 km) north-east of Reading. It is in the Thames Valley and within the London metropolitan area at the intersection of the M4, M40 and M25 motorways.

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