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slake go

 [cf. Cayman slake the line out (Doran 1954:84); cf. OED slake to make slack obs. →1581 + let go release] phr. to let go (of something taut): 1918 If you don't slake go my tail, I going hollow (Parsons 88). <Cat, San Sal.>

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Last update: 2011-09-26 18:18
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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