Slough


Slough
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Slough

Localisation de la commune
Administration
Pays Royaume-Uni
Nation Drapeau d'Angleterre Angleterre
Comté Berkshire
Site web Consulter
Géographie
Coordonnées 51° 30′ 36″ N 0° 35′ 35″ W / 51.51, -0.59305651° 30′ 36″ Nord
       0° 35′ 35″ Ouest
/ 51.51, -0.593056
  
Superficie 32,54 km²
Autres informations
Population 119 070 hab. (2001)
Densité 3 659 hab./km²

Slough (prononcé [slaʊ]) est une ville du comté de Berkshire dans le sud de l'Angleterre.

  • Habitants : 119 070 en 2001
  • Superficie : 32,54 km2
  • comté : Berkshire

Histoire

C'est à Slough que l'astronome William Herschel a construit le télescope qui lui permit de tracer la première véritable carte de l'Univers, dans son jardin à Windsor Road, avec l'aide de sa sœur Caroline. Un monument y commémore cette prouesse. Herschel est enterré à l'église St Laurence, à Upton, Slough.


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  • Slough — …   Wikipedia Español

  • Slough — Slough, n. [OE. slogh, slough, AS. sl[=o]h a hollow place; cf. MHG. sl[=u]ch an abyss, gullet, G. schlucken to swallow; also Gael. & Ir. sloc a pit, pool. ditch, Ir. slug to swallow. Gr. ????? to hiccough, to sob.] 1. A place of deep mud or mire; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slough — Slough, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sloughed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sloughing}.] (Med.) To form a slough; to separate in the form of dead matter from the living tissues; often used with off, or away; as, a sloughing ulcer; the dead tissues slough off slowly …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slough — slough1 [sluf] n. [ME slouh, akin to Ger schlauch, a skin, bag < IE base * sleug̑ , to glide, slip > Latvian sl užât, to slide] 1. the skin of a snake, esp. the outer layer that is periodically cast off 2. any castoff layer, covering, etc …   English World dictionary

  • slough|y — slough|y1 «SLOW ee», adjective, slough|i|er, slough|i|est. soft and muddy; full of soft, deep mud; miry: »sloughy creeks. slough|y2 «SLUHF ee», adjective. of dead skin; covered with dead skin or tissue …   Useful english dictionary

  • Slough — Slough, v. t. To cast off; to discard as refuse. [1913 Webster] New tint the plumage of the birds, And slough decay from grazing herds. Emerson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slough — Slough, obs. imp. of {Slee}, to slay. Slew. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slough — Slough, n. [OE. slugh, slouh; cf. MHG. sl?ch the skin of a serpent, G. schlauch a skin, a leather bag or bottle.] 1. The skin, commonly the cast off skin, of a serpent or of some similar animal. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) The dead mass separating… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slough — Slough, a. Slow. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slough — Ⅰ. slough [1] ► NOUN 1) a swamp. 2) a situation characterized by lack of progress or activity. DERIVATIVES sloughy adjective. ORIGIN Old English. Ⅱ. slough …   English terms dictionary


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