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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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The approach is also commendably clear, for the drive sweeps up into the entrance court enclosed by the serpentine wing, and as soon as the building has announced itself with big letters on the railings, the great stripy curved wall that slices off the west end of the surgery wing funnels visitors towards the entrance.