Word of the Day: Slay, Sleigh and Sley


  slay  /  slā   verb  
  1. to kill or murder
Let necessity, and not your will, slay the enemy who fights against you. Saint Augustine, 354 – 430  
  1. (slang) to overwhelm; to strongly affect
From the red carpet to her sure-to-be epic performance, one thing is for certain—she’s gonna slay Quinn Keaney, ? –  
  1. to destroy
Slander slays three persons: the speaker, the spoken to, and the spoken of. Hebrew Proverb    


  sleigh  /  slā   noun  
  1. a vehicle with runners that glides over snow, usually horse drawn
Dashing through the snow In a one-horse open sleigh O’er the fields we go Laughing all the way Bells on bobtails ring Making spirits bright What fun it is to ride and sing A sleighing song tonight! From “Jingle Bells” by James Lord Pierpont, 1822 – 1893   verb  
  1. to drive or travel in a horse drawn vehicle with runners or sled
First of all, there must be good sleighing; and second, a fine night for Christmas eve. From “If, Yes and Perhaps” by Edward Everett Hale, 1822 – 1909    


  sley  /  slā   noun  
  1. a tool used by a weaver to separate threads; a weaver’s reed
Good sley-makers could always command high prices for their sleys. From “Home Life in Colonial Days” by Alice Morse Earle, 1851 – 1911