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Slab

A casing for a coin made and applied by a coin grading service. A coin grading service may put a slab on a coin that it has appraised and authenticated to preserve its condition and value.

slab

A building foundation of poured concrete,lacking a basement or crawl space.
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It had been arranged for the purpose, early in the morning; its rich slabs of marble, all scratched by the heels of law clerks, supported a cage of carpenter's work of considerable height, the upper surface of which, within view of the whole hall, was to serve as the theatre, and whose interior, masked by tapestries, was to take the place of dressing-rooms for the personages of the piece.
He flung down the slab, broke it, and swooping down on her with outstretched hands shouted, "Get out
Upon the floor were many fresh, human bones and upon a marble slab a mass of shapeless flesh.
read Anne from a worn, gray slab, "`for many years Keeper of His Majesty's Ordnance at Kingsport.
On the marble slab were two plates, two napkins, two rolls of bread, and a dish, with another napkin in it, on which reposed two quaint little black balls.
In persons who were so soon to part, and interpose between their else daily communication the formidable barrier of many thousand miles of stormy space, and who were for that reason anxious to cast no other cloud, not even the passing shadow of a moment's disappointment or discomfiture, upon the short interval of happy companionship that yet remained to them - in persons so situated, the natural transition from these first surprises was obviously into peals of hearty laughter, and I can report that I, for one, being still seated upon the slab or perch before mentioned, roared outright until the vessel rang again.
The jaw is afterwards sawn into slabs, and piled away like joists for building houses.
Transverse to the length were innumerable tables made of slabs of polished stone, raised perhaps a foot from the floor, and upon these were heaps of fruits.
Wide prairies Vegetable productions Tabular hills Slabs of sandstone Nebraska or Platte River Scanty fare Buffalo skulls Wagons turned into boats Herds of buffalo Cliffs resembling castles The chimney Scott's Bluffs Story connected with them The bighorn or ahsahta Its nature and habits Difference between that and the "woolly sheep," or goat of the mountains
There was no way of looking in, for the door fitted tight into the massive stone slabs.
The sidewalks were superb marble slabs polished as smooth as glass, and the curbs that separated the walks from the broad street were also set thick with clustered emeralds.
Then there was a Mexican who sold big slabs of brown chewing taffy for five cents each.