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 for nimble Will
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 :

  Nimble \Nim"ble\ (n[i^]m"b'l), a. [Compar. Nimbler
     (n[i^]m"bl[~e]r); superl. Nimblest (n[i^]m"bl[e^]st).] [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. ne`mein to distribute. [root] 7.
     Cf. Nomand, Numb.]
     Light and quick in motion; moving with ease and celerity;
     lively; swift.
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           Through the mid seas the nimble pinnace sails. --Pope.
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     Note: Nimble is sometimes used in the formation of
           self-explaining compounds; as, nimble-footed,
           nimble-pinioned, nimble-winged, etc.
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     Nimble Will (Bot.), a slender, branching, American grass
        ({Muhlenbergia diffusa), of some repute for grazing
        purposes in the Mississippi valley.
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     Syn: Agile; quick; active; brisk; lively; prompt.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

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