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Slough of Despond

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A deep bog which Christian has to cross in order to get to the Wicket Gate. Help comes to his aid. Neighbour Pliable went with Christian as far as the Slough, and then turned back again. (Bunyan: Pilgrim’s Progress, part i.).

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Slippers
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Slipslop
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Slop (Dr.)
Slops (The)
Slopard (Dame)
Slope
Slough of Despond
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Slow Coach
Slubber-Degullion
Slug-abed (A)
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