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Slip, subst. 1) escape, desertion: “what counterfeit did I give you? The s.” Rom. II, 4, 51 (quibbling; see sub 4).
2) a false step, fault, offence: “for fear of --s,” Ven. 515 (quibbling; see sub 4). “without any --s of prolixity,” Merch. III, 1, 12. “these --s have made him noted long,” Tit. II, 3, 86. “wanton, wild and usual --s,” Hml. II, 1, 22. “'tis a venial s.” Oth. IV, 1, 9.
3) a noose in which greyhounds were held, before they were suffered to start for the game: “you stand like greyhounds in the --s,” H5 III, 1, 31.
4) a piece of false money: “for fear of --s set thy seal manual on my wax-red lips,” Ven. 515. Rom. II, 4, 51 (cf. sub 1).
5) a twig separated from the main stock, a scion: Meas. III, 1, 142. All's I, 3, 152. Wint. IV, 4, 85. Wint. IV, 4, 85 H6B II, 2, 58. III, 2, 214. Tit. V, 1, 9. Mcb. IV, 1, 27.
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