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slow

1. (of trade, etc.) unproductive; slack
2. Photog requiring a relatively long time of exposure to produce a given density
3. Cricket (of a bowler, etc.) delivering the ball slowly, usually with spin
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When I revealed to Harris the fact that the passenger part of this glacier--the central part--the lightning-express part, so to speak--was not due in Zermatt till the summer of 2378, and that the baggage, coming along the slow edge, would not arrive until some generations later, he burst out with:
She did not, however, object to his keeping his gig alongside her; and in this manner, at a slow pace, they advanced towards the village of Trantridge.
No American goes slow," said Ian Maclaren, "if he has the chance of going fast; he does not stop to talk if he can talk walking; and he does not walk if he can ride.
Verily, too early died that Hebrew whom the preachers of slow death honour: and to many hath it proved a calamity that he died too early.
The violinist, within a yard of where Michael sat squatted on his haunches, played the notes of "Home, Sweet Home" with loud slow exactitude and emphasis.
She walked with a slow glide in unconscious imitation of Mademoiselle Tavie whom some youthful affliction had robbed of earthly compensation while leaving her in possession of youth's illusions.
A dolorous place it was, this canoe house, filled with groans and sighs, corpses beneath the floor and composing the floor, creatures soon to be corpses upon the floor, corpses swinging in aerial sepulchre overhead, long black canoes, high-ended like beaked predatory monsters, dimly looming in the light of a slow fire where sat an ancient of the tribe of Somo at his interminable task of smoke-curing a bushman's head.
Why, Buck, they might have scalped us all, you've been so slow in coming.
But the beat was slow, there was no panic in the sound.
By slow degrees, the hovering head (perfectly still when she first saw it) began to descend towards Agnes as she lay beneath.
There was a sound of a slow getting up and going away.
Nothing can be effected, unless favourable variations occur, and variation itself is apparently always a very slow process.