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slickens

[′slik·ənz]
(geology)
A layer of fine silt deposited by a flooding stream.
(mining engineering)
The light earth removed by sluicing in hydraulic mining.
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All I know is that my pigs of all ages love it, and the young ones especially slicken up like fat little pork sausages when they get their daily ration of comfrey.
Tanyon Ventres and Cam Ruziak; Kyle Clarkson, Mike Bonk (4), Tyler Slicken (7) and Tim Reale.
slicken a process that would normally take weeks or months.
Currently, swarms of sailors scrupulously scrub the decks, working eight-hour shifts removing sand, oil, grease, grit, nuts, bolts, water and other foreign objects that could damage jet engines or slicken the deck-not a simple scrub job.
When we're having a marquee event, we can slicken them up very quick and make them a challenge.
today and slicken roadways until evening, weather experts said.
The trek is not without hazard: If you start at dawn, temperatures can approach freezing at the top; then you may plunge through blustering winds or fog or rain that slickens the road.