Definition of Slane

1. Noun. (''Anglo-Irish'') a spade for cutting turf or peat, consisting of an iron flat-bladed head and a long wooden shaft ¹



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Definition of Slane

1. a turf-cutting spade [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Slane

slammers
slamming
slammingly
slammings
slams
slander
slandered
slanderer
slanderers
slandering
slanderous
slanderously
slanderousness
slanders
slandre
slane (current term)
slanes
slang
slang-whanger
slang-whangers
slanged
slanger
slangers
slangier
slangiest
slangily
slanginess
slanginesses
slanging
slanging match

Literary usage of Slane

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1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1850)
"The six guns which were reserved for action by James were with himself, Lauzun, and the French infantry towards slane, " where," says Story, ..."

2. Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United by George Edward Cokayne (1896)
"It is there added " that on the subsequent days the Barou of slane and other Lords came in and took their seats " so that slane would have had the 5th place ..."

3. Insula Sanctorum Et Doctorum: Or, Ireland's Ancient Schools and Scholars by John Healy (1890)
"The hill of slane, on the banks of the Boyne, near Drogheda, ... It was on this hill of slane that St. Patrick lit his Pa¬ęchal fire for the first time in ..."

4. The Buik of the Croniclis of Scotland: Or, A Metrical Version of the History by Hector Boece, William Stewart (1858)
"... wes slane, 32640 And all the laif that war with him. in feild, That tyme thair ... Bot tynt thame all and slane wer euerie man, Eot gif it wes richt few ..."

5. The Early Norman Castles of the British Isles by Ella S. Armitage (1912)
"APPENDIX M THE CASTLE OF slane MR WESTROPP says that the "great earthworks and fosses" on the Hill of slane are mentioned in the " Life of St Patrick ..."

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