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slack

loose; not taut.

slack cap
a can of meat with one of the ends bulging slightly indicating the beginnings of a blown can.
slack loin
hollow-flanked with too much room between the last rib and the thigh.
slack pastern
too much slope in the pastern.
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Advances for vinyl siding will slacken from the pace of the 1989-1998 period, but it will remain the market leader, with a share exceeding 43 percent by 2003.
In recent years there have been a number of important revisions to GAAP, and the pace of change is not likely to slacken in the near future," notes Dr.
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The manufacturing industry will slacken in the fourth quarter, compared with the third quarter.
Hudson urges Bluebirds not to slacken off CARDIFF CITY skipper Mark Hudson has promised there will be no let-up to the Bluebirds' blistering start to the season when Bristol Rovers arrive for a Carling Cup second round clash tomorrow night.
Traders were concerned that oil demand will slacken in view of the expected prolongation of the current recession, market analysts said.
While growth is likely to slacken in the second half of the year, the long-term prospects are good.
Winds are expected to slacken Sunday, when the afternoon temperature is expected to be about 76 degrees.
Cronenberg doesn't let the tension slacken for an instant on the way to a nerve-racking finale.
Evans warned his players not to slacken after they destroyed crisis club Bristol Rovers.
The Red Devils skipper added: ``Unfortunately, after 10 or 15 matches, young players these days get themselves a decent contract and an agent and can slacken off.
When the objects of affection are nursing home residents, however, jaws tend to slacken a bit and lips tend to curl up into a tight smile.