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1. A thin piece of anything, especially of marble or other stone, having plane surfaces.

2. An outside piece taken from a log or timber in sawing it into boards, planks, etc.

3. (Science: zoology) The wry neck.

4. The slack part of a sail. Slab line, a line or small rope by which seamen haul up the foot of the mainsail or foresail.

Origin: OE. Slabbe, of uncertain origin; perhaps originally meaning, a smooth piece, and akin to slape, Icel. Sleipr slippery, and E. Slip, v. I.

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Dinosaur Confusion

... do today, solving a major puzzle in the evolution of flight in birds. The fossilized bird, named Eoalulavis hoyasi, was found entombed between two slabs of rock in a limestone quarry in central Spain. The fossil was so perfectly preserved that the bird's feathers and its last meal of tiny shrimp ...

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by David George
Sun Mar 12, 2006 6:21 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Dinosaur Confusion
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