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  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Slate  \Slate\,  n.  [OE.  slat,  OF  esclat  a  shiver,  splinter,  F. 
  ['e]clat,  fr  OF  esclater  to  shiver,  to  chip,  F.  ['e]clater, 
  fr  OHG.  sliezen  to  tear,  slit,  split,  fr  sl[=i]zan  to  slit, 
  G.  schleissen  See  {Slit},  v.  t.,  and  cf  {Eclat}.] 
  1.  (Min.)  An  argillaceous  rock  which  readily  splits  into  thin 
  plates;  argillite;  argillaceous  schist. 
 
  2.  Any  rock  or  stone  having  a  slaty  structure. 
 
  3.  A  prepared  piece  of  such  stone.  Especially: 
  a  A  thin,  flat  piece,  for  roofing  or  covering  houses, 
  etc 
  b  A  tablet  for  writing  upon 
 
  4.  An  artificial  material,  resembling  slate,  and  used  for  the 
  above  purposes. 
 
  5.  A  thin  plate  of  any  material;  a  flake.  [Obs.] 
 
  6.  (Politics)  A  list  of  candidates,  prepared  for  nomination 
  or  for  election;  a  list  of  candidates,  or  a  programme  of 
  action  devised  beforehand.  [Cant,  U.S.]  --Bartlett. 
 
  {Adhesive  slate}  (Min.),  a  kind  of  slate  of  a  greenish  gray 
  color,  which  absorbs  water  rapidly,  and  adheres  to  the 
  tongue;  whence  the  name 
 
  {Aluminous  slate},  or  {Alum  slate}  (Min.),  a  kind  of  slate 
  containing  sulphate  of  alumina,  --  used  in  the  manufacture 
  of  alum. 
 
  {Bituminous  slate}  (Min.),  a  soft  species  of  sectile  clay 
  slate,  impregnated  with  bitumen. 
 
  {Hornblende  slate}  (Min.),  a  slaty  rock,  consisting 
  essentially  of  hornblende  and  feldspar,  useful  for 
  flagging  on  account  of  its  toughness. 
 
  {Slate  ax}  or  {axe},  a  mattock  with  an  ax  end  used  in 
  shaping  slates  for  roofs,  and  making  holes  in  them  for  the 
  nails. 
 
  {Slate  clay}  (Geol.),  an  indurated  clay,  forming  one  of  the 
  alternating  beds  of  the  coal  measures,  consisting  of  an 
  infusible  compound  of  alumina  and  silica,  and  often  used 
  for  making  fire  bricks.  --Tomlinson. 
 
  {Slate  globe},  a  globe  the  surface  of  which  is  made  of  an 
  artificial  slatelike  material. 
 
  {Slate  pencil},  a  pencil  of  slate,  or  of  soapstone,  used  for 
  writing  on  a  slate. 
 
  {Slate  rocks}  (Min.),  rocks  which  split  into  thin  lamin[ae], 
  not  necessarily  parallel  to  the  stratification;  foliated 
  rocks. 
 
  {Slate  spar}  (Min.),  a  variety  of  calcite  of  silvery  white 
  luster  and  of  a  slaty  structure. 
 
  {Transparent  slate},  a  plate  of  translucent  material,  as 
  ground  glass,  upon  which  a  copy  of  a  picture,  placed 
  beneath  it  can  be  made  by  tracing. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ax  \Ax\,  Axe  \Axe\,,  n.  [OE.  ax  axe,  AS  eax,  [ae]x,  acas;  akin 
  to  D.  akse,  OS  accus,  OHG.  acchus  G.  axt,  Icel.  ["o]x, 
  ["o]xi,  Sw  yxe,  Dan.  ["o]kse,  Goth.  aqizi  Gr  ?,  L.  ascia; 
  not  akin  to  E.  acute.] 
  A  tool  or  instrument  of  steel,  or  of  iron  with  a  steel  edge 
  or  blade,  for  felling  trees,  chopping  and  splitting  wood, 
  hewing  timber,  etc  It  is  wielded  by  a  wooden  helve  or 
  handle,  so  fixed  in  a  socket  or  eye  as  to  be  in  the  same 
  plane  with  the  blade.  The  broadax,  or  carpenter's  ax  is  an 
  ax  for  hewing  timber,  made  heavier  than  the  chopping  ax  and 
  with  a  broader  and  thinner  blade  and  a  shorter  handle. 
 
  Note:  The  ancient  battle-ax  had  sometimes  a  double  edge. 
 
  Note:  The  word  is  used  adjectively  or  in  combination;  as 
  axhead  or  ax  head;  ax  helve;  ax  handle;  ax  shaft; 
  ax-shaped;  axlike. 
 
  Note:  This  word  was  originally  spelt  with  e,  axe;  and  so  also 
  was  nearly  every  corresponding  word  of  one  syllable: 
  as  flaxe,  taxe,  waxe,  sixe,  mixe,  pixe,  oxe,  fluxe, 
  etc  This  superfluous  e  is  not  dropped;  so  that  in 
  more  than  a  hundred  words  ending  in  x,  no  one  thinks  of 
  retaining  the  e  except  in  axe.  Analogy  requires  its 
  exclusion  here 
 
  Note:  ``The  spelling  ax  is  better  on  every  ground,  of 
  etymology,  phonology,  and  analogy,  than  axe,  which  has 
  of  late  become  prevalent.''  --New  English  Dict. 
  (Murray). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Axe  \Axe\,  Axeman  \Axe"man\,  etc 
  See  {Ax},  {Axman}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grub  \Grub\,  n. 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  larva  of  an  insect,  especially  of  a  beetle; 
  --  called  also  grubworm.  See  Illust.  of  {Goldsmith 
  beetle},  under  {Goldsmith}. 
 
  Yet  your  butterfly  was  a  grub.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  A  short,  thick  man;  a  dwarf.  [Obs.]  --Carew. 
 
  3.  Victuals;  food.  [Slang]  --Halliwell. 
 
  {Grub  ax}  or  {axe},  a  kind  of  mattock  used  in  grubbing  up 
  roots,  etc 
 
  {Grub  breaker}.  Same  as  {Grub  hook}  (below). 
 
  {Grub  hoe},  a  heavy  hoe  for  grubbing. 
 
  {Grub  hook},  a  plowlike  implement  for  uprooting  stumps, 
  breaking  roots,  etc 
 
  {Grub  saw},  a  handsaw  used  for  sawing  marble. 
 
  {Grub  Street},  a  street  in  London  (now  called  {Milton 
  Street}),  described  by  Dr  Johnson  as  ``much  inhabited  by 
  writers  of  small  histories,  dictionaries,  and  temporary 
  poems,  whence  any  mean  production  is  called  grubstreet.'' 
  As  an  adjective,  suitable  to  or  resembling  the  production 
  of  Grub  Street. 
 
  I  'd  sooner  ballads  write,  and  grubstreet  lays. 
  --Gap. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  axe 
  n  :  an  edge  tool  with  a  heavy  bladed  head  mounted  across  a 
  handle  [syn:  {ax}] 
  v  1:  chop  or  split  with  an  ax  as  of  wood  [syn:  {ax}] 
  2:  terminate,  as  of  a  project  or  a  program;  "The  NSF  axed  the 
  research  program  and  stopped  funding  it"  [syn:  {ax}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  aXe 
 
    A  {text  editor}  for  the  {X  Window  System}.  No  longer 
  maintained. 
 
  (1998-03-13) 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Axe 
  used  in  the  Authorized  Version  of  Deut.  19:5;  20:19;  1  Kings 
  6:7,  as  the  translation  of  a  Hebrew  word  which  means  "chopping." 
  It  was  used  for  felling  trees  (Isa.  10:34)  and  hewing  timber  for 
  building.  It  is  the  rendering  of  a  different  word  in  Judg.  9:48, 
  1  Sam.  13:20,  21,  Ps  74:5,  which  refers  to  its  sharpness.  In  2 
  Kings  6:5  it  is  the  translation  of  a  word  used  with  reference  to 
  its  being  made  of  iron.  In  Isa.  44:12  the  Revised  Version 
  renders  by  axe"  the  Hebrew  _maatsad_,  which  means  a  hewing" 
  instrument.  In  the  Authorized  Version  it  is  rendered  "tongs."  It 
  is  also  used  in  Jer.  10:3,  and  rendered  "axe."  The  "battle-axe" 
  (army  of  Medes  and  Persians)  mentioned  in  Jer.  51:20  was 
  probably,  as  noted  in  the  margin  of  the  Revised  Version,  a 
  maul"  or  heavy  mace.  In  Ps  74:6  the  word  so  rendered  means 
  "feller."  (See  the  figurative  expression  in  Matt.  3:10;  Luke 
  3:9.) 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  AXE 
  Application  eXecution  Environment 
 
 




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