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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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Sir William Herschel, 1738–1822, born Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel, was a great pioneer in astronomy.
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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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At the tennis center, a favorite sentiment of Slew's referencing tennis, "Watch tradition grow," is preserved in his handwriting alongside ivy he planted.
Blades boss Wilson then sent on Daniel Bogdanovic and Lee Williamson for Mendez-Laing and Slew and the home side doubled their lead soon after.
If their output drops below 8 1/2 volts, the "slew" and "find" speeds give out but the slow-speed motors and hand-controller display continue to operate.
Scott Boyd pounced with a sweet deflected strike early on before Alex Cooper brilliantly finished following Slew's superb switch of play.
d) Determine the slew rate and gain-bandwidth requirements required to handle the signal.
His was an honourable racing record - and a fitting one, as son of the outstanding Triple Crown champion Seattle Slew and Weber City Miss, who had outrun her rather plebeian pedigree to notch 17 victories from 40 starts, including a Grade 1 win in the Beldame Stakes and Grade 2 wins in the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes and Molly Pitcher Handicap.
"This initial offering of current feedback amps is ideally suited for a variety of high performance video, cable driver and high frequency applications where high slew rates and wide -3dB bandwidths are critical factors.
Amazingly, both Affirmed and Seattle Slew hooked up with 'rabbit' Life's Hope at a suicidal pace, and Affirmed was already a spent force when his saddle slipped.
The Green Monkey worked a furlong at Calder racecourse in 9.8sec, while Unbridled Slew stopped the clock over the Barretts five-furlong oval in 9.6sec.
Maggie Slew is a half-sister to dual Grade 3 winner Roza Robata, out of the unraced Alydar mare May Day Ninety, a half-sister to Grade 1 winner May Day Eighty.
In another sense, though, Maggie Slew's encouraging debut effort was the beginning of the end of an era.
MAMBO SLEW found running room late under jockey Edgar Prado and got up to win the Grade 3 Sands Point Stakes at Belmont Park on Sunday by a neck from 2-1 favourite Lucifer's Stone, writes Dan Farley.