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Slave,

river, c.310 mi (500 km) long, Northwest Territories, Canada. It comprises the middle sections of the MackenzieMackenzie,
river, c.1,120 mi (1,800 km) long, issuing from Great Slave Lake, Northwest Territories, Canada, and flowing generally NW to the Arctic Ocean through a great delta. Between Great Slave Lake and Lake Athabasca it is known as the Slave River.
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 River system. The river channels the waters of Lake Athabasca and the Peace River into Great Slave LakeGreat Slave Lake,
second largest lake of Canada, c.10,980 sq mi (28,400 sq km), Northwest Territories, named for the Slave (Dogrib), a tribe of Native Americans. It is c.
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 at Fort Resolution. It is navigable for steamers except for the rapids between Fort Fitzgerald and Fort Smith, where it breaks through the Cariboo Hills. There is a wagon road portage (16 mi/26 km long) around the rapids.

Slave

 

a river in central Canada. The Slave River belongs to the lake and river system of the Mackenzie River. It rises from Lake Athabaska and flows into Great Slave Lake. Length, 415 km; drains an area of approximately 61,400 sq km. The Slave River flows in a broad marshy valley. There are rapids in the middle reaches. The average flow rate at the mouth is approximately 4,000 cu m per sec. The Slave River is navigable from May through October. The main tributary is the Peace River.

slave

[slāv]
(computer science)
A terminal or computer that is controlled by another computer.
(control systems)
A device whose motions are governed by instructions from another machine.

slave

1. a person legally owned by another and having no freedom of action or right to property
2. 
a. a device that is controlled by or that duplicates the action of another similar device (the master device)
b. (as modifier): slave cylinder

slave

A computer or peripheral device controlled by another computer. For example, a terminal or printer in a remote location that only receives data is a slave. When two computers are hooked up via their serial or parallel ports for file exchange, the file transfer program may make one computer the master and the other the slave.
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Noureddin, convinced at length of the truth of her words, yielded, and reluctantly led her to the slave market, where, showing her to a dealer named Hagi Hassan, he inquired her value.
Taking them into a room apart, Hagi Hassan exclaimed as soon as she had unveiled, "My lord, is not this the slave your father bought for 10,000 pieces?
Leaving the beautiful Persian shut up in the room alone, he went ont to seek the slave merchants, announcing to them that he had found the pearl among slaves, and asking them to come and put a value upon her.
Before any of the merchants had bid, Saouy happened to pass that way, and judging that it must be a slave of extraordinary beauty, rode up to Hagi Hassan and desired to see her.
Hagi Hassan then sought Noureddin, and told him that his slave was going far below her value, and that if Saouy bought her he was capable of not paying the money.
May it please your Majesty, I had gone to the slave market to buy myself a cook.
He ordered the captain of the guard to take with him forty men, to pillage Noureddin's house, to rase it to the ground, and to bring Noureddin and the slave to him.
When the captain of the guard reached Noureddin's house he caused his soldiers to burst open the door and to enter by force, but no trace was to be found of Noureddin and his slave, nor could the neighbours give any information about them.
The Caliph (still in the character of fisherman) said to him, "Sir, I perceive that this fair lady is your slave.
Noureddin willingly granted this request, and recounted everything from the purchase of the slave down to the present moment.
When Noureddin had left the room, Scheih Ibrahim, who had hitherto kept silence, said: "Kerim, for two miserable fish thou hast received a purse and a slave.
Still personating the fisherman, the Caliph answered: "Scheih Ibrahim, whatever is in the purse I will share equally with you, but as to the slave I will keep her for myself.