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  • n  necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass
  • n  a hollow filled with mud
  • n  a stagnant swamp (especially as part of a bayou)
  • n  any outer covering that can be shed or cast off (such as the cast-off skin of a snake)
  • v  cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers

  • Recall, please, the national mood in the 1970s: after the 1960s party, we found ourselves in a slough of despond, with an oil crisis, a terrible recession, declining productivity .
  • In Eddie Murphy's brilliant vocal characterization, he's just the guy to lift Mike Myers' eponymous ogre out of his slough of despondency and serve as long-eared Cupid in his .
  • He needs Ihe love of his good woman Lisa (Lea Thompson) lo keep him from falling into the slough of his family's steelworker tradition.
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  • Sarah Greene in BBC News
    Greene, best known for co-presenting the children's BBC show Going Live, said: "It's been such a fantastic experience and a fantastic sport. I just can't wait to get back to all my friends at Slough ice rink. Everyone should take it up."
  • Terry Eagleton in Independent
    That baffling and much quoted line - "Craig Raine's Heartbreak is a novel in the sense in which Eton is a school near Slough" - is followed by a qualification in the London Review of Books: "The description is true but misleading,"...
  • Rob Niedermayer in International News Service
    When you have this much time (off), you have to stay sharp,right wing Rob Niedermayer said. "In practice, you have to battle. You can't slough off at all. The practices got more and more intense before the Vancouver series. I think that's...

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