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 for drop seed
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              He's here stuck in a slough.          --Milton.
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     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.]
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     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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Drop \Drop\ (dr[o^]p), n. [OE. drope, AS. dropa; akin to OS.
     dropo, D. drop, OHG. tropo, G. tropfen, Icel. dropi, Sw.
     droppe; and Fr. AS. dre['o]pan to drip, drop; akin to OS.
     driopan, D. druipen, OHG. triofan, G. triefen, Icel.
     drj[=u]pa. Cf. Drip, Droop.]
     1. The quantity of fluid which falls in one small spherical
        mass; a liquid globule; a minim; hence, also, the smallest
        easily measured portion of a fluid; a small quantity; as,
        a drop of water.
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              With minute drops from off the eaves. --Milton.
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              As dear to me as are the ruddy drops
              That visit my sad heart.              -- Shak.
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              That drop of peace divine.            --Keble.
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     2. That which resembles, or that which hangs like, a liquid
        drop; as a hanging diamond ornament, an earring, a glass
        pendant on a chandelier, a sugarplum (sometimes
        medicated), or a kind of shot or slug.
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     3. (Arch.)
        (a) Same as Gutta.
        (b) Any small pendent ornament.
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     4. Whatever is arranged to drop, hang, or fall from an
        elevated position; also, a contrivance for lowering
        something; as:
        (a) A door or platform opening downward; a trap door; that
            part of the gallows on which a culprit stands when he
            is to be hanged; hence, the gallows itself.
        (b) A machine for lowering heavy weights, as packages,
            coal wagons, etc., to a ship's deck.
        (c) A contrivance for temporarily lowering a gas jet.
        (d) A curtain which drops or falls in front of the stage
            of a theater, etc.
        (e) A drop press or drop hammer.
        (f) (Mach.) The distance of the axis of a shaft below the
            base of a hanger.
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     5. pl. Any medicine the dose of which is measured by drops;
        as, lavender drops.
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     6. (Naut.) The depth of a square sail; -- generally applied
        to the courses only. --Ham. Nav. Encyc.
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     7. Act of dropping; sudden fall or descent.
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     Ague drop, Black drop. See under Ague, Black.
  
     Drop by drop, in small successive quantities; in repeated
        portions. "Made to taste drop by drop more than the
        bitterness of death." --Burke.
  
     Drop curtain. See Drop, n., 4.
        (d) .
  
     Drop forging. (Mech.)
        (a) A forging made in dies by a drop hammer.
        (b) The process of making drop forgings.
  
     Drop hammer (Mech.), a hammer for forging, striking up
        metal, etc., the weight being raised by a strap or similar
        device, and then released to drop on the metal resting on
        an anvil or die.
  
     Drop kick (Football), a kick given to the ball as it
        rebounds after having been dropped from the hands.
  
     Drop lake, a pigment obtained from Brazil wood. --Mollett.
  
     Drop letter, a letter to be delivered from the same office
        where posted.
  
     Drop press (Mech.), a drop hammer; sometimes, a dead-stroke
        hammer; -- also called drop.
  
     Drop scene, a drop curtain on which a scene is painted. See
        Drop, n., 4.
        (d) .
  
     Drop seed. (Bot.) See the List under Glass.
  
     Drop serene. (Med.) See Amaurosis.
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