slug


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Synonyms for slug

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a unit of mass equal to the mass that accelerates at 1 foot/sec/sec when acted upon by a force of 1 pound

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a counterfeit coin

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an idle slothful person

an amount of an alcoholic drink (usually liquor) that is poured or gulped

a strip of type metal used for spacing

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any of various terrestrial gastropods having an elongated slimy body and no external shell

strike heavily, especially with the fist or a bat

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Slugs fall in and drown - you just have to hope they head straight to the beer trap before they eat all your plants.
A copper strip around each pot stops slugs passing over it - they don't like the static shock.
Two large, warty species of roundbacked slug, the Arion Vulgaris and the Arion Empiricorum, were found in the east of England.
They provide the perfect hiding places for slugs in the daytime.
This head strike drives the stylet into the region of the slug's central nervous system, and the slow pulses pump compounds from one slug into the other.
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) takes a more cautious approach regarding how great a threat the Spanish slug is.
The plants which don''t seem to get attacked by slugs are the ones which have high levels of plant oils, such as rosemary, which has high levels of camphor, and lavender,explains Dr Bedford.
Given its high velocity, flat trajectory and excellent ballistic form, the Sauvestre slug should prove very effective in the field.
Even now, the most effective method of reducing these slimy pests is to use slug pellets, he says.
If you haven't tried or witnessed new-generation slug ammunition or slug firearms in action, you may scoff, but the fact is, the world has changed.
When Pierce's slug eats algae, it separates out the chloroplasts.
All nestlings were still alive, although a slug was attached to each bird.
Now, scientists are on a quest to find out how a slug can run on solar power.
America's financial markets might be in complete and utter chaos, but the Slug Queen still reigns.