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Sludge vs. Slug

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Sludgenoun

Solids separated from suspension in a liquid.

Slugnoun

Any of many terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks, having no (or only a rudimentary) shell.

Sludgenoun

A residual semi-solid material left from industrial, water treatment, or wastewater treatment processes.

Slugnoun

(obsolete) A slow, lazy person; a sluggard.

Sludgenoun

A sediment of accumulated minerals in a steam boiler.

Slugnoun

A bullet (projectile).

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Sludgenoun

A mass of small pieces of ice on the surface of a body of water.

Slugnoun

A counterfeit coin, especially one used to steal from vending machines.

Sludgenoun

sludge metal

Slugnoun

A shot of a drink, usually alcoholic.

Sludgeverb

to slump or slouch.

Slugnoun

(journalism) A title, name or header, a catchline, a short phrase or title to indicate the content of a newspaper or magazine story for editing use.

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Sludgeverb

(intransitive) to slop or drip slowly.

Slugnoun

the Imperial (English) unit of mass that accelerates by 1 foot per second squared (1 ft/s²) when a force of one pound-force (lbf) is exerted on it.

Sludgenoun

Mud; mire; soft mud; slush.

Slugnoun

A discrete mass of a material that moves as a unit, usually through another material.

Sludgenoun

Small floating pieces of ice, or masses of saturated snow.

Slugnoun

A motile pseudoplasmodium formed by amoebae working together.

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Sludgenoun

See Slime, 4.

Slugnoun

(television editing) A black screen.

Sludgenoun

Anything resembling mud or slush; as: (a) A muddy or slimy deposit from sweage. (b) Mud from a drill hole in boring. (c) Muddy sediment in a steam boiler. (d) Settling of cottonseed oil, used in making soap, etc. (e) A residuum of crude paraffin-oil distillation.

Slugnoun

(metal typesetting) A piece of type metal imprinted by a linotype machine; also a black mark placed in the margin to indicate an error.

Sludgenoun

the precipitate produced by sewage treatment

Slugnoun

(regional) A stranger picked up as a passenger to enable legal use of high occupancy vehicle lanes.

Sludgenoun

any thick messy substance

Slugnoun

A hitchhiking commuter.

Sludgenoun

thick, soft, wet mud or a similar viscous mixture of liquid and solid components, especially the product of an industrial or refining process

‘the dumping of sewage sludge’; ‘miscellaneous chemicals and treated sludges’;

Slugnoun

(web design) The last part of a clean URL, the displayed resource name, similar to a filename.

Sludgenoun

dirty oil, especially in the sump of an internal combustion engine.

Slugnoun

(obsolete) A hindrance, an obstruction.

Sludgenoun

an unattractive muddy shade of brown or green

‘a sludge green’;

Slugnoun

A ship that sails slowly.

Sludgenoun

sea ice newly formed in small pieces.

Slugnoun

A blow, usually with the fist.

Sludge

Sludge is a semi-solid slurry that can be produced from a range of industrial processes, from water treatment, wastewater treatment or on-site sanitation systems. For example, it can be produced as a settled suspension obtained from conventional drinking water treatment, as sewage sludge from wastewater treatment processes or as fecal sludge from pit latrines and septic tanks.

Slugverb

To drink quickly; to gulp; to down.

Slugverb

(transitive) To hit very hard, usually with the fist.

‘He insulted my mother, so I slugged him.’; ‘The fighter slugged his opponent into unconsciousness.’;

Slugverb

To take part in casual carpooling; to form ad hoc, informal carpools for commuting, essentially a variation of ride-share commuting and hitchhiking.

Slugverb

To become reduced in diameter, or changed in shape, by passing from a larger to a smaller part of the bore of the barrel.

Slugverb

To move slowly or sluggishly; to lie idle.

Slugverb

(transitive) To load with a slug or slugs.

‘to slug a gun’;

Slugverb

To make sluggish.

Slugnoun

A drone; a slow, lazy fellow; a sluggard.

Slugnoun

A hindrance; an obstruction.

Slugnoun

Any one of numerous species of terrestrial pulmonate mollusks belonging to Limax and several related genera, in which the shell is either small and concealed in the mantle, or altogether wanting. They are closely allied to the land snails.

Slugnoun

Any smooth, soft larva of a sawfly or moth which creeps like a mollusk; as, the pear slug; rose slug.

Slugnoun

A ship that sails slowly.

‘His rendezvous for his fleet, and for all slugs to come to, should be between Calais and Dover.’;

Slugnoun

An irregularly shaped piece of metal, used as a missile for a gun.

Slugnoun

A thick strip of metal less than type high, and as long as the width of a column or a page, - used in spacing out pages and to separate display lines, etc.

Slugverb

To move slowly; to lie idle.

‘To slug in sloth and sensual delight.’;

Slugverb

To make sluggish.

Slugverb

To load with a slug or slugs; as, to slug a gun.

Slugverb

To strike heavily.

Slugverb

To become reduced in diameter, or changed in shape, by passing from a larger to a smaller part of the bore of the barrel; - said of a bullet when fired from a gun, pistol, or other firearm.

Slugnoun

a projectile that is fired from a gun

Slugnoun

an idle slothful person

Slugnoun

any of various terrestrial gastropods having an elongated slimy body and no external shell

Slugverb

strike heavily, especially with the fist or a bat;

‘He slugged me so hard that I passed out’;

Slugverb

be idle; exist in a changeless situation;

‘The old man sat and stagnated on his porch’; ‘He slugged in bed all morning’;

Slug

Slug, or land slug, is a common name for any apparently shell-less terrestrial gastropod mollusc. The word slug is also often used as part of the common name of any gastropod mollusc that has no shell, a very reduced shell, or only a small internal shell, particularly sea slugs and semislugs (this is in contrast to the common name snail, which applies to gastropods that have a coiled shell large enough that they can fully retract its soft parts into the shell).

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