Slum vs Talus - What's the difference?

slum | talus |


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.

slum

English

(wikipedia slum)

Noun

(en noun)
  • 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 [...].
  • :*Charles Dickens, Gambling .
  • Derived terms

    * slumdog * slumdom

    Verb

    (slumm)
  • 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.
  • Anagrams

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    talus

    English

    (wikipedia talus)

    Alternative forms

    * tallus

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl).

    Noun

    (tali)
  • (anatomy) The bone of the ankle.
  • Synonyms
    * (l) * (l)
    Derived terms
    * (l)
    See also
    * (l)

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .

    Noun

    (es)
  • (geology) A sloping heap of fragments of rock lying at the foot of a precipice.
  • * 1994 , Cormac McCarthy, The Crossing ,
  • By the time he reached the first talus slides under the tall escarpments of the Pilares the dawn was not far to come.
  • (architecture) The slope of an embankment wall, which is thicker at the bottom than at the top.
  • References
    * William Duane, A Military Dictionary, p. 179. *

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