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slice

1. any of various utensils having a broad flat blade and resembling a spatula
2. in golf, tennis, etc.
a. the flight of a ball that travels obliquely because it has been struck off centre
b. the action of hitting such a shot
c. the shot so hit

slice

[slīs]
(geology)
An arbitrary section of some uniform standard, such as thickness of a stratigraphic unit that is otherwise indivisible for purposes of analytic study.
(mining engineering)
A thin broad piece cut off, as a portion of ore cut from a pillar or face.
To remove ore by successive slices.
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In 1935, 3,000 labourers descended on the site to slice off the top of a hill and create Baginton Airport.
Slice off the top and bottom of each orange (wasting very little of the fruit itself) and place on the chopping board so they sit steady.
In-mold guillotines can also be used to remove domes and slice off redundant features in molded parts.
Cut a slice off both ends of the aubergines and slice the rest of the aubergines into round slices about 1.
Then he doused the bees with calming chemicals and insecticides, and used blades to slice off chunks of the honeycomb.
Since the plan here is long and very narrow, it was audacious to chop a slice off the width and make it thinner still.