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Slice

slice
1. A thin, broad piece cut off; as, a slice of bacon; a slice of cheese; a slice of bread.
2. That which is thin and broad, like a slice. Specifically: A broad, thin piece of plaster.
A salver, platter, or tray.
A knife with a thin, broad blade for taking up or serving fish; also, a spatula for spreading anything, as paint or ink.
A plate of iron with a handle, forming a kind of chisel, or a spadelike implement, variously proportioned, and used for various purposes, as for stripping the planking from a vessel’s side, for cutting blubber from a whale, or for stirring a fire of coals; a slice bar; a peel; a fire shovel.
A removable sliding bottom to galley. Slice bar, a kind of fire iron resembling a poker, with a broad, flat end, for stirring a fire of coals, and clearing it and the grate bars from clinkers, ashes, etc.; a slice.
Origin: OE. Slice, sclice, OF. Esclice, from esclicier, esclichier, to break to pieces, of German origin; cf. OHG. Slizan to split, slit, tear, G. Schleissen to slit. See Slit.


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