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 for slew
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Slew \Slew\, v. t.
     See Slue.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Slew \Slew\ (sl[=oo]), n. [See Slough a wet place.]
     A wet place; a river inlet.
  
           The praire round about is wet, at times almost marshy,
           especially at the borders of the great reedy slews.
                                                    --T.
                                                    Roosevelt.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Slew \Slew\,
     imp. of Slay.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Slay \Slay\, v. t. [imp. Slew; p. p. Slain; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Slaying.] [OE. slan, sl?n, sleen, slee, AS. sle['a]n to
     strike, beat, slay; akin to OFries. sl[=a], D. slaan, OS. &
     OHG. slahan, G. schlagen, Icel. sl[=a], Dan. slaae, Sw. sl?,
     Goth. slahan; perhaps akin to L. lacerare to tear to pieces,
     Gr. ????, E. lacerate. Cf. Slaughter, Sledge a hammer,
     Sley.]
     To put to death with a weapon, or by violence; hence, to
     kill; to put an end to; to destroy.
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           With this sword then will I slay you both. --Chaucer.
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           I will slay the last of them with the sword. --Amos ix.
                                                    1.
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           I'll slay more gazers than the basilisk. --Shak.
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     Syn: To kill; murder; slaughter; butcher.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Slue \Slue\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Slued; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Sluing.] [Prov. E. slew to turn round, Scot. to lean or
     incline to a side; cf. Icel. sn?a to turn, bend.] [Written
     also slew.]
     1. (Naut.) To turn about a fixed point, usually the center or
        axis, as a spar or piece of timber; to turn; -- used also
        of any heavy body.
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     2. In general, to turn about; to twist; -- often used
        reflexively and followed by round. [Colloq.]
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              They laughed, and slued themselves round. --Dickens.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  slew
      n 1: (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or
           extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot
           of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "see the
           rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"; "it must
           have cost plenty"; "a slew of journalists"; "a wad of
           money" [syn: batch, deal, flock, good deal, great
           deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle,
           mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile,
           plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew,
           spate, stack, tidy sum, wad]
      v 1: turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to
           the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the
           right" [syn: swerve, sheer, curve, trend, veer,
           slue, slew, cut]
      2: move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled
         manner; "the wheels skidded against the sidewalk" [syn:
         skid, slip, slue, slew, slide]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  55 Moby Thesaurus words for "slew":
     batch, bunch, clump, cluster, considerable, copse, crop, deal,
     gobs, good deal, great deal, group, grouping, groupment, grove,
     hassock, heap, heaps, jillion, knot, lashings, loads, lot, lots,
     mess, million, mint, oodles, pack, peck, pile, piles, pot,
     quantities, quite a little, raft, rafts, scads, shock, sight,
     slews, spate, stack, stacks, stook, thicket, thousand, tidy sum,
     trillion, tuft, tussock, wad, wads, whole slew, wisp
  
  

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