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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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Alternate brain networks, which perhaps differ from one woman to another, may pick up the slack when a hormonal deficit blocks the usual cerebral responses to a mental challenge, contend neuroscientist Karen F.
It will be up to other industry sectors to pick up the slack from a slumping housing market, continuing a transition which began midway through 1994.