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nimble Will definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: slender branching American grass of some value for grazing in central United States [syn: nimblewill, nimble Will, Muhlenbergia schreberi]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Nimble Nim"ble, a. [Compar. Nimbler; superl. Nimblest.] [OE. nimel, prob. orig., quick at seizing, fr. nimen to take, AS. niman; akin to D. nemen, G. nehmen, OHG. neman, Icel. nema, Goth. nima, and prob. to Gr. ? to distribute. [root] 7. Cf. Nomand, Numb.] Light and quick in motion; moving with ease and celerity; lively; swift. Through the mid seas the nimble pinnace sails. --Pope. Note: Nimble is sometimes used in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, nimble-footed, nimble-pinioned, nimble-winged, etc. Nimble Will (Bot.), a slender, branching, American grass (Muhlenbergia diffusa), of some repute for grazing purposes in the Mississippi valley. Syn: Agile; quick; active; brisk; lively; prompt.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Slough Slough, n. [OE. slogh, slough, AS. sl[=o]h a hollow place; cf. MHG. sl[=u]ch an abyss, gullet, G. schlucken to swallow; also Gael. & Ir. sloc a pit, pool. ditch, Ir. slug to swallow. Gr. ????? to hiccough, to sob.] 1. A place of deep mud or mire; a hole full of mire. --Chaucer. He's here stuck in a slough. --Milton. 2. [Pronounced sl[=oo].] A wet place; a swale; a side channel or inlet from a river. Note: [In this sense local or provincial; also spelt sloo, and slue.] Slough grass (Bot.), a name in the Mississippi valley for grasses of the genus Muhlenbergia; -- called also drop seed, and nimble Will.



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