Definition of Slickings
1. slicking [n] - See also: slicking
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Slickings
Literary usage of Slickings
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The California Culturist: A Journal of Agriculture, Horticulture, Mechanism (1860)
"But this material having become exhausted, I had recourse to a compost of wood aj-b.es, rotten chip litter, and " slickings," or sediment from the water ..."
2. Economic Beginnings of the Far West: How We Won the Land Beyond the Mississippi by Katharine Coman (1912)
"Hydraulic was even more injurious to agriculture than placer mining. Hundreds of thousands of cubic feet of débris and "slickings" were carried down-stream, ..."
3. Sharps and Flats by Eugene Field (1900)
"... quill whiles that she wrote the lines that he spake, was sorely astound and vexed h > 'the profane slickings of this ..."
4. Sharps and Flats by Eugene Field (1900)
"... was sorely astound and vexed by the profane slickings of this worldly engine. Yet, for a space, he bore his suffering as well soever as he colde, ..."
5. History of California by Theodore Henry Hittell (1898)
"... thousands of acres of farms destroyed by "debris" and "slickings," as the coarse and fine washings from the hydraulic mines were respectively called; ..."
6. History of California by Theodore Henry Hittell (1897)
"There were instances in which the debris, and particularly the lighter portions, sometimes known as " slickings," became a new soil and highly productive; ..."