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Slough

(slou), borough and unitary authority (1991 pop. 106,341), central England. After World War I, residential Slough and its outlying area underwent rapid industrial development, owing in part to its proximity to London. Slough was the home of the astronomer William HerschelHerschel
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Slough

 

a city in Great Britain, in the industrial zone outside Greater London. Located on the London-Bristol railroad line. Population, 101,800(1974). Slough has electronics, automobile, chemical, machine-building, and electrical-engineering industries.

slough

[slau̇]
(engineering)
The fragments of rocky material from the wall of a borehole. Also known as cavings.
(hydrology)
A minor marshland or tidal waterway which usually connects other tidal areas; often more or less equivalent to a bayou.
(medicine)
A necrotic mass of tissue in, or separating from, healthy tissue.

slough

1
1. a hollow filled with mud; bog
2. US and Canadian
a. (in the prairies) a large hole where water collects or the water in such a hole
b. (in the northwest) a sluggish side channel of a river
c. (on the Pacific coast) a marshy saltwater inlet

slough

2
1. any outer covering that is shed, such as the dead outer layer of the skin of a snake, the cellular debris in a wound, etc.
2. Bridge a discarded card

Slough

1. an industrial town in SE central England, in Slough unitary authority, Berkshire; food products, high-tech industries. Pop.: 126 276 (2001)
2. a unitary authority in SE central England, in Berkshire. Pop.: 118 800 (2003 est.). Area: 28 sq. km (11 sq. miles)
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The kids also helped the scientists find out how people in the area used the Slough - who fished there, what kinds of fish they caught, and how many fish each person ate.
Councillor Martin Carter, Slough Borough Council cabinet member for inclusive growth and skills, said: "This was a disgraceful act of vandalism on something which was there to commemorate those soldiers who died and had their lives changed by the First World War.
Next up is another tough-looking test against Slough who are currently second in the table with eight wins from 10 matches, four of which have come on the road.
A Scott Barrow corner was headed home from six yards by Josh Yorwerth to put Merthyr ahead after eight minutes and shortly after, Ian Traylor almost found the top corner with a 20 yard curling shot which was turned away by Slough goalkeeper Mark Scott.
Virtus acquired 100% of the share capital in the operating company which owns the Slough Data Centre, now known as Virtus LONDON4.
Sufi Rasib, originally resident of the village Matha, close to Naangi area of Sector B/3 on Akber Road, Mirpur city, was performing as the Councilor of Slough City Council since 2006.
Lloyds Plc (LSE: LLOY) has been selected to provide services to Slough Borough Council.
Details of Mr Slough's campaign emerged two months after a Government adviser called for them to be banned from schools in a bid to stop kids drinking them.
Slough borough council wishes to engage with the market to gauge the interest in the delivery of an integrated health and well-being service for residents of slough.
"SHOC themselves are now being made homeless by Slough council," he wrote.
When the child started to cry, near Slough station, the man attacked the two-year-old and left her with injuries to her face, theBritish Transport Policehave said.