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 for little slam
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Slam \Slam\, n.
     1. The act of one who, or that which, slams.
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     2. The shock and noise produced in slamming.
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              The slam and the scowl were lost upon Sam.
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     3. (Card Playing) Winning all the tricks of a deal (called,
        in bridge,
     grand slam, the winning of all but one of the thirteen
        tricks being called a
     little slam or
     small slam).
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     4. The refuse of alum works. [Prov. Eng.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Little \Lit"tle\ (l[i^]t"t'l), a. [The regular comparative and
     superlative of this word, littler and littlest, are often
     used as comparatives of the sense small; but in the sense
     few, less, or, rarely, lesser is the proper comparative and
     least is the superlative. See Lesser. The regular form,
     littlest, occurs also in some of the English provinces, and
     occasionally in colloquial language. " Where love is great,
     the littlest doubts are fear." --Shak.] [OE. litel, lutel,
     AS. l[=y]tel, l[imac]tel, l[=y]t; akin to OS. littil, D.
     luttel, LG. l["u]tt, OHG. luzzil, MHG. l["u]tzel; and perh.
     to AS. lytig deceitful, lot deceit, Goth. liuts deceitful,
     lut[=o]n to deceive; cf. also Icel. l[imac]till little, Sw.
     liten, Dan. liden, lille, Goth. leitils, which appear to have
     a different root vowel.]
     1. Small in size or extent; not big; diminutive; -- opposed
        to big or large; as, a little body; a little animal; a
        little piece of ground; a little hill; a little distance;
        a little child.
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              He sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for
              the press, because he was little of stature. --Luke
                                                    xix. 3.
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     2. Short in duration; brief; as, a little sleep.
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              Best him enough: after a little time,
              I'll beat him too.                    --Shak.
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     3. Small in quantity or amount; not much; as, a little food;
        a little air or water.
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              Conceited of their little wisdoms, and doting upon
              their own fancies.                    --Barrow.
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     4. Small in dignity, power, or importance; not great;
        insignificant; contemptible.
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              When thou wast little in thine own sight, wast thou
              not made the head of the tribes?      --I Sam. xv.
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     5. Small in force or efficiency; not strong; weak; slight;
        inconsiderable; as, little attention or exertion;little
        effort; little care or diligence.
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              By sad experiment I know
              How little weight my words with thee can find.
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     6. Small in extent of views or sympathies; narrow; shallow;
        contracted; mean; illiberal; ungenerous.
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              The long-necked geese of the world that are ever
              hissing dispraise,
              Because their natures are little.     --Tennyson.
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     Little chief. (Zool.) See Chief hare.
     Little Englander, an Englishman opposed to territorial
        expansion of the British Empire. See Antiimperialism,
        above. Hence:
     Little Englandism.
     Little finger, the fourth and smallest finger of the hand.
     Little go (Eng. Universities), a public examination about
        the middle of the course, which is less strict and
        important than the final one; -- called also smalls. Cf.
        Great go, under Great. --Thackeray.
     Little hours (R. C. Ch.), the offices of prime, tierce,
        sext, and nones. Vespers and compline are sometimes
     Little-neck clam, or Little neck (Zool.), the quahog, or
        round clam.
     Little ones, young children.
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              The men, and the women, and the little ones. --Deut.
                                                    ii. 34.
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     Little peach, a disease of peaches in which the fruit is
        much dwarfed, and the leaves grow small and thin. The
        cause is not known.
     Little Rhod"y, Rhode Island; -- a nickname alluding to its
        small size. It is the smallest State of the United States.
     Little Sisters of the Poor (R. C. Ch.), an order of women
        who care for old men and women and infirm poor, for whom
        special houses are built. It was established at St.
        Servan, Britany, France, in 1840, by the Abb['e] Le
     Little slam (Bridge Whist), the winning of 12 out of the 13
        tricks. It counts 20 points on the honor score. Contrasted
        with grand slam.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  little slam
      n 1: winning all but one of the tricks in a hand of bridge [syn:
           little slam, small slam]

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