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slew (SLOO) (noun)
Large numbers or quantities of something: "We collected a whole slew of eggs from the chicken nests in the barn."
slew (SLOO) (verb)
1. To turn, to swing about, or to skid: "The car was going too fast and it slew around the corner on the ice."
2. To have killed something, typically in great numbers: "The knight slew the dragon and won the hand of the princess."
slough (SLOO, SLOU) (noun)
1. A depression or hollow, usually filled with deep mud or mire: "A slough is known as a slue or a stagnant swamp, marsh, bog, or pond; especially, as part of a bayou, inlet, or backwater."
2. A state of deep despair or moral degradation: "She was in such a slough of discouragement that she decided to go to see her doctor for help."
slough (SLUHF) (noun)
1. The dead outer skin shed by a reptile or an amphibian: "You can see in this cage that this is the slough or skin of the snake which is living here."
2. In medicine, a layer or mass of dead tissue separated from surrounding living tissue, as with a wound, a sore, or an inflammation: "Using a scalpel, the doctor removed the slough that was inhibiting the healing of the wound on her foot."
slough (SLUHF) (verb)
To get rid of something that is unwanted: "It is important that they slough off their fears and to face the challenges that confront them in this project."

"He will slough off his winter coat and stand in front of the fire so he can get warm."

The dragon got ready to slough its slough while wading through the slough. Sloughing time is a very slough time in a dragon’s life because it is very slow at slough time; in fact, a knight recently slew another dragon that lived just down the pike.