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Sley \Sley\, n. [AS. sl?, fr. sle['a]n to strike. See Slay, v. t.]

  1. A weaver's reed. [Spelt also slaie.]

  2. A guideway in a knitting machine.

  3. (Weaving) The number of ends per inch in the cloth, provided each dent in the reed in which it was made contained an equal number of ends.
    --E. Whitworth.


n. A weaver's reed; a sley.