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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
, family of distinguished English astronomers. Sir William Herschel

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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