It was very unlike his friend and second-in-command to allow his control to slip in such a drastic way.
on muscular anatomy, making the two major divisions of Aves (his Homalogonatae and Anomalogonatae, depend in the first instance on the presence or absence of a peculiar muscular slip in the leg, known as the ambiens, although indeed he expressly stated that this was not on account of the intrinsic importance of the muscle in question, but because of its invariable association with other peculiarities.
lustreas painted with copper luster over a white slip in about 1880.
It was like the Olympic torch in antiquity: All it took was one guy carrying the torch to slip in the mud and the entire chain was broken.
"No, but what I should like," added he, munching a pie in his moist-lipped handsome mouth, "would be to slip in over there."