As with the subprime racket, slabs are often bundled with other kinds of loans and traded on secondary markets.
The majority of the slabs that constituted the wall were demolished and used for highway gravel.
As they rip into the slabs, saliva, sand, and sweat begin seasoning the meat.
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)