necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass
a hollow filled with mud
a stagnant swamp (especially as part of a bayou)
any outer covering that can be shed or cast off (such as the cast-off skin of a snake)
cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers;
"our dog sheds every Spring"
- Simon fell Into a dirty slough.
- The horses were stalled in a slough.
- He saved her from the slough of despond.
- There is no hopeless situation that is insurmountable but people with a slough of despond.
- A man casts off his years, as the snake his slough.
- Snakes slough off their skins once a year.
- The cicada has to slough off its skin before it can fly.
- In a prolonged course, the hooves, horns and hair may slough.
- He managed to slough off his drinking habit.
- He was not able to slough off the memories of the past.
The driveway was a slough of mud.出自： J. Irving
The whole of the skin of the..thigh..sloughed.出自：Practitioner
The years sloughed away,..generations lived..and died.出自： fig.