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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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President Barack Obama's proposed banking regulation is feared to slacken trading in crude oil and other commodity markets, the analysts said.
Meanwhile, new housing construction will slacken as demographic factors reduce the number of individuals entering the prime age segment for first-time homebuying, although the impact of this trend on siding demand will be somewhat cushioned by continuing increases in the average square footage of new houses.
This campaign seems intended to influence the substance of FASB pronouncements, as well as to actually change the FASB's voting requirements and slacken the pace of its work.
In a letter to Richard Breeden, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Dingell expressed concern with a campaign that "seems intended to influence the substance of FASB pronouncements, as well as to actually change the FASB's voting requirements and slacken the pace of its work.
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.
Private consumption growth will slacken along with the slackening growth of agricultural produce and lending to
Global Banking News-August 6, 2013--Commercial banks in Poland slacken requirements for corporate loans(C)2013 ENPublishing - http://www.
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.
But it is important that we don't slacken off and think we just have to turn up on Saturday.
Winds are expected to slacken Sunday, when the afternoon temperature is expected to be about 76 degrees.