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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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He said: "We had a lot of the ball in the second half which led to a bit of slackness in our play.
Slackness in defence provided an opportunity for Barry Sellars and he beat Alan Main with a low shot.
Three minutes of slackness allowed Gravesend's Chris Moore to grab a brace of goals and pinch a draw for the lowly visitors.
Great news - but not for those who'll be let down by the slackness of some websites.
More importantly, however, Donohoe was not afraid to modify Rachmaninov's rare slackness of dynamic detail, as at the conclusion of the same G-flat work.
Vale's disappointment was reflected by manager John Rudge who put this setback very clearly down to slackness in defence.
Elahi said government is showing slackness on terrorism issue also, it should take proper steps to end the terrorism in the country.
RAWALPINDI -- Mareer Chowk expansion project is going on snail pace due to the slackness of the officials of Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA), creating troubles for the motorists.
Reading manager Brian McDermott bemoaned his team's set-piece slackness.
Skerla's luck didn't last though as it was his slackness that led to Scotland's opener as Boyd timed his run brilliantly to nip in front of the dozy defender to glance his header home.
I just feel that maybe that slackness would not have been there if we had got a goal, something to hang on to.
Although Orrell had taken the lead after three minutes with a try from Phil Jones, slackness in defence out wide brought two tries for London Welsh left wing Geraint John, the second converted by Dafydd Lewis giving the visitors a 12- 5lead.