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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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Building on their prior work, the researchers used breast cells from both humans and mice to explore how Slug might be helpful in maintaining cell fitness.
Garden Organic launched the slug trapping experiment last year to test the theory that slugs are attracted to the smell of fermenting or rotting material so are naturally drawn to beer traps.
| As slugs love moisture, a dry garden at night time can significantly reduce their excursions - so consider watering the garden early in the morning.
Snail & Slug Away also was assessed, but using a modification of the laboratory physical barrier tests.
I don't empty them every day, unless the trap has filled with slugs. You can also buy commercially made beer traps, which are generally more eye-appealing, if that's a concern.
Dr Ian Bedford, the centre's slug and insect expert, added: "Home brew is the best, but it's labour intensive."
If your shotgun has a fixed Full choke, you may be able to shoot Foster-type slugs safely, as long as the manufacturer agrees.
Birmingham residents should gear themselves up for an onslaught of slugs, experts are warning.
But a slug is a slug is a slug, although there is some difference between firing a 300- or 350-grain sabot load (essentially a bullet) and a 1- or 1-1/8-ounce slug.
Warnings went out much earlier in the season predicting a slug population explosion, warning that young plants are particularly vulnerable to attack, but when slugs are on the rampage and in numbers as great as they have been this year due to the mild winter and wet summer, nothing is safe.
There are more than 30 types of slug in the UK, some 95 per cent of which are underground, nibbling on seeds and roots and laying 20-100 eggs multiple times every year.
ANOW the weather is warming up, slugs will become more active.
He also described how the SlugGo had spawned a horde of more or less imitative designs, including the Fish World Grub-O, Mann's Shadow, Culprit Jerk Worm, Berkley Power Slug, Luck-E-Strike Scatter Shad, Riverside Top Gun, A A Worms Slug, Kalin's Hop A Long, and more.