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Slaken vs Slaten - What's the difference?

slaken | slaten |

As a verb slaken

is .

As an adjective slaten is

(label) made of.




  • * {{quote-book, year=1914, author=Charles Warren Stoddard, title=Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=I was glad when we were very politely invited to get out of the train and walk a plank over a puddle that for a moment submerged the track; glad when we were advised to foot it over a trestle-bridge that sagged in the swift current of a swollen stream; and gladder still when our locomotive began to puff and blow and slaken its pace as we climbed up into the mouth of a ravine fragrant with the warm scents of summer--albeit we could boast but a solitary brace of cars, and these small ones, and not overcrowded at that. }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1901, author=Charles Kingsley, title=Two Years Ago, Volume I, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=And so she swept in, with her arm round Lucia's waist; while Elsley stood looking after her, well enough satisfied with her reception of him, and only hoping that the stream of words would slaken after a while. " }}




  • (label) Made of .
  • * 1860 October, (The Knickerbocker) LVI, ? 4, “Remembrances; Somewhat of an Allegory”, page 368:
  • It is twilight time: the sun has gone away over the hill, and has left only crimson clouds for his rising token. Sitting down on the slaten rock, and looking westward, I said: ‘It will be fair to-morrow.’ Then, close by me, some one said: ‘Fair, to-morrow.’
  • * ibidem , page 369:
  • Then she floated away and left me lying on the slaten rock.