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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.
References in classic literature ?
When freedom came, the slaves were almost as well fitted to begin life anew as the master, except in the matter of book-learning and ownership of property.
The slaves would give the Yankee soldiers food, drink, clothing--anything but that which had been specifically intrusted to their care and honour.
In fact, there was pity among the slaves for our former owners.
I had no schooling whatever while I was a slave, though I remember on several occasions I went as far as the schoolhouse door with one of my young mistresses to carry her books.
I found that this man had made a contract with his master, two or three years previous to the Emancipation Proclamation, to the effect that the slave was to be permitted to buy himself, by paying so much per year for his body; and while he was paying for himself, he was to be permitted to labour where and for whom he pleased.
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.
Then, taking the beautiful Persian, he returned home amidst the acclamations of the people, who detested Saouy so much that they would neither interfere in his behalf nor allow his slaves to protect him.
Covered from head to foot with mire and streaming with blood he rose, and leaning on two of his slaves went straight to the palace, where he demanded an audience of the king, to whom he related what had taken place in these words:
Now here it must be related that when the Caliph went upstairs with the plate of fish he ordered the vizir to hasten to the palace and bring back four slaves bearing a change of raiment, who should wait outside the pavilion till the Caliph should clap his hands.
The Caliph at that moment clapped his hands, and the vizir and the four slaves entering took off the fisherman's dress and put on him that which they had brought.
These are but few facts, among multitudes which might be adduced, to show the self-denial, energy, patience, and honesty, which the slave has exhibited in a state of freedom.
I knew what the man meant; that if the missing slave was found, the postponement would be revoked, the execution take place to-day.