Slum vs Talus - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between slum and talus
is that slum
is a dilapidated neighborhood where many people live in a state of poverty while talus
is talus; anklebone.
As a verb slum
is to visit a neighborhood of a status below one's own.
A dilapidated neighborhood where many people live in a state of poverty.
- Go to the half built-upon slums behind Battlebridge [...] you will find groups of boys [...] squatting in the mud, among the rubbish, the broken bricks, the dust-heaps, and the fragments of timber [...].
To visit a neighborhood of a status below one's own.
To associate with people or engage in activities with a status below one's own.
(anatomy) The bone of the ankle.
From (etyl) .
(geology) A sloping heap of fragments of rock lying at the foot of a precipice.
* 1994 , Cormac McCarthy, The Crossing ,
(architecture) The slope of an embankment wall, which is thicker at the bottom than at the top.
- By the time he reached the first talus slides under the tall escarpments of the Pilares the dawn was not far to come.
* William Duane,
A Military Dictionary, p. 179.