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English Dictionary: Slop by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
slop
n
  1. wet feed (especially for pigs) consisting of mostly kitchen waste mixed with water or skimmed or sour milk
    Synonym(s): slop, slops, swill, pigswill, pigwash
  2. deep soft mud in water or slush; "they waded through the slop"
    Synonym(s): slop, mire
  3. (usually plural) waste water from a kitchen or bathroom or chamber pot that has to be emptied by hand; "she carried out the sink slops"
  4. (usually plural) weak or watery unappetizing food or drink; "he lived on the thin slops that food kitchens provided"
  5. writing or music that is excessively sweet and sentimental
    Synonym(s): treacle, mush, slop, glop
v
  1. cause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container; "spill the milk"; "splatter water"
    Synonym(s): spill, slop, splatter
  2. walk through mud or mire; "We had to splosh across the wet meadow"
    Synonym(s): squelch, squish, splash, splosh, slosh, slop
  3. ladle clumsily; "slop the food onto the plate"
  4. feed pigs
    Synonym(s): slop, swill
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Slop \Slop\, n. [OE. sloppe a pool; akin to As. sloppe, slyppe,
      the sloppy droppings of a cow; cf. AS. sl[?]pan to slip, and
      E. slip, v.i. Cf. {Cowslip}.]
      1. Water or other liquid carelessly spilled or thrown aboyt,
            as upon a table or a floor; a puddle; a soiled spot.
  
      2. Mean and weak drink or liquid food; -- usually in the
            plural.
  
      3. pl. Dirty water; water in which anything has been washed
            or rinsed; water from wash-bowls, etc.
  
      {Slop basin}, [or] {Slop bowl}, a basin or bowl for holding
            slops, especially for receiving the rinsings of tea or
            coffee cups at the table.
  
      {Slop molding} (Brickmaking), a process of manufacture in
            which the brick is carried to the drying ground in a wet
            mold instead of on a pallet.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Slop \Slop\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Slopped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Slopping}.]
      1. To cause to overflow, as a liquid, by the motion of the
            vessel containing it; to spill.
  
      2. To spill liquid upon; to soil with a liquid spilled.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Slop \Slop\, v. i.
      To overflow or be spilled as a liquid, by the motion of the
      vessel containing it; -- often with over.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Slop \Slop\, n. [AS. slop a frock or over-garment, fr. sl[?]pan
      to slip, to slide; akin to Icel sloppr a thin garment; cf.
      OHG. slouf a garment. Cf. {Slip}, v. i.]
      1. Any kind of outer garment made of linen or cotton, as a
            night dress, or a smock frock. [Obs.] --Halliwell.
  
      2. A loose lower garment; loose breeches; chiefly used in the
            plural. [bd]A pair of slops.[b8] --Sir P. Sidney.
  
                     There's a French salutation to your French slop.
                                                                              --Shak.
  
      3. pl. Ready-made clothes; also, among seamen, clothing,
            bedding, and other furnishings.

From Jargon File (4.2.0, 31 JAN 2000) [jargon]:
   slop n.   1. A one-sided {fudge factor}, that is, an allowance
   for error but in only one of two directions.   For example, if you
   need a piece of wire 10 feet long and have to guess when you cut it,
   you make very sure to cut it too long, by a large amount if
   necessary, rather than too short by even a little bit, because you
   can always cut off the slop but you can't paste it back on again.
   When discrete quantities are involved, slop is often introduced to
   avoid the possibility of being on the losing side of a {fencepost
   error}.   2. The percentage of `extra' code generated by a compiler
   over the size of equivalent assembler code produced by
   {hand-hacking}; i.e., the space (or maybe time) you lose because you
   didn't do it yourself.   This number is often used as a measure of
   the goodness of a compiler; slop below 5% is very good, and 10% is
   usually acceptable.   With modern compiler technology, esp. on RISC
   machines, the compiler's slop may actually be _negative_; that is,
   humans may be unable to generate code as good.   This is one of the
   reasons assembler programming is no longer common.
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   slop
  
      1. A one-sided {fudge factor}, that is, an allowance
      for error but in only one of two directions.   For example, if
      you need a piece of wire 10 feet long and have to guess when
      you cut it, you make very sure to cut it too long, by a large
      amount if necessary, rather than too short by even a little
      bit, because you can always cut off the slop but you can't
      paste it back on again.   When discrete quantities are
      involved, slop is often introduced to avoid the possibility of
      being on the losing side of a {fencepost error}.
  
      2. The percentage of "extra" code generated by a compiler over
      the size of equivalent {assembly code} produced by
      {hand-hacking}; i.e. the space (or maybe time) you lose because
      you didn't do it yourself.   This number is often used as a
      measure of the quality of a compiler; slop below 5% is very
      good, and 10% is usually acceptable.   Modern compilers,
      especially on {RISC}s, may actually have *negative* slop; that
      is, they may generate better code than humans.   This is one of
      the reasons assembler programming is becoming less common.
  
      [{Jargon File}]
  
      (1995-05-28)
  
  
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