This glamorous: The party took place in a suite of conference rooms in a 1970s-vintage slab concrete hotel in Birmingham.
To be sure, tryptophan as a white pill, not a slab of white meat, is used by some as a sleeping aid.
A group of Bolivian miners must have received the shock of their lives when they uncovered a slab with 5,055 gigantic footprints.
late 13c., "large, flat mass," of unknown origin, possibly related to Old French escopel, escalpe "thin fragment of wood," which according to Klein is possibly a Gaulish word (cf. Breton scolp, Welsh ysgolp "splinter, chip"). But OED rejects this on formal grounds. Meaning "rectangular block of pre-cast concrete used in building" is from 1927. Slab-sided is "having flat sides like slabs," hence "tall and lank" (1817, American English).
A very high fly ball, esp near home plate (1866+ Baseball)