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slave

A popular term for the submissive person in a slave/master fantasy in the context of BDSM sexual role-playing.

slave

Bottom Sexology Vernacular for the masochistic partner in a sadomasochistic dyad, whose role is of subservience and obedience.

slave

1. A device that allows body movements to be transferred to an apparatus for lifting, squeezing, and turning laboratory equipment containing radioactive materials. The slave is controlled by the operator from a sufficient distance, and proper shielding is used to prevent the operator from being exposed to radiation or other highly toxic materials.
2. In robotic surgery, a device that translates the large hand movements of the surgeon (or the surgeon's manual tremors) into the smaller, more precise or more refined movements of the surgical instrument in the operative field.
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This people must cease to hold slaves, and to make war on Mexico, though it cost them their existence as a people.
Well, to the king, the nobles, and all the nation, down to the very slaves and tramps, I was just that kind of an elephant, and nothing more.
He was a fairly humane man toward slaves and other animals; he was an exceedingly humane man toward the erring of his own race.
The odd superstitions touched upon were all preva- lent among children and slaves in the West at the period of this story -- that is to say, thirty or forty years ago.
It will probably be only of ivory with a nice screen of peacock feathers for a background; but you shall have a comfortable chair very near it, with quantities of slaves to do what they call in novels your `lightest bidding.
It may, perhaps, be fairly questioned, whether any other portion of the population of the earth could have endured the privations, sufferings and horrors of slavery, without having become more degraded in the scale of humanity than the slaves of African descent.
uf, followed by the two Saracen slaves of the Templar, entered the prison.
That is a chain of galley slaves, on the way to the galleys by force of the king's orders.
All this is admitted, it will perhaps be said; but does it follow, from an admission of numbers for the measure of representation, or of slaves combined with free citizens as a ratio of taxation, that slaves ought to be included in the numerical rule of representation?
Even the lowest soldier is a god, and has his slaves to wait upon him.
But there is a natural difference between a female and a slave: for nature is not like the artists who make the Delphic swords for the use of the poor, but for every particular purpose she has her separate instruments, and thus her ends are most complete, for whatsoever is employed on one subject only, brings that one to much greater perfection than when employed on many; and yet among the barbarians, a female and a slave are upon a level in the community, the reason for which is, that amongst them there are none qualified by nature to govern, therefore their society can be nothing but between slaves of different sexes.
The earliest impressions I can now recall are of the plantation and the slave quarters--the latter being the part of the plantation where the slaves had their cabins.