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s lat

  • n  a thin strip (wood or metal)
  • v  equip or bar with slats
  • v  close the slats of (windows)

  • For a while he was a slat-painter in a venetian-blind factory.
  • He was later found frozen "stiff as a slat" in a snowdrift.
  • Made of magnesium (aluminum proved too costly), the new, non-splintering, un-warpable slat travels a hot 10% faster than hickory on a 20 slope, is just as flexible.
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  • Hog Slat Chamber’s Member of Week
    Courtesy photo The Chamber’s Member of the Week is Hog Slat, Inc. Hog Slat, Inc. is a family-owned business engaged in many aspects of hog and poultry production. A few of the company’s involvem...
    June 20, 2013 - Sampson Independent

  • AJ Liebling in Toronto Star
    I n pronouncing on the plight of the press in 1961, the incisive American essayist AJ Liebling wrote that newspapers are "the weak slat under the bed of democracy."

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