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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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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.
He then married, having had in his eye a little French girl, from whose parents he extorted a reasonable dowry by showing them what there was beneath the slab of the chimney.
Or had some sudden blow from her hand dashed the support away and sent the slab crashing down into its place?
A useless little balcony - stone slab and iron railing - jutted out from my window.
he shouted, and seizing the marble top of a table with a strength he had never before felt, he made a step toward her brandishing the slab.
A great root of the giant tree against whose trunk I leaned as I sat held inclosed in its grasp a slab of stone, a part of which protruded into a recess formed by another root.
He drew out of a recess in the wall a marble slab, which served as a table, and reflected profoundly, with his hand to his head.
Anne evidently got through her visit without any serious breach of "etiquette," for she came home through the twilight, under a great, high-sprung sky gloried over with trails of saffron and rosy cloud, in a beatified state of mind and told Marilla all about it happily, sitting on the big red-sandstone slab at the kitchen door with her tired curly head in Marilla's gingham lap.
But it was fast closed and locked on the other side, and the heavy slab of rock proved to be so thick that no sound could pass through it.
In its place lay a small marble slab, which bore this sad inscription:
And I sat down upon a kind of horsehair slab, or perch, of which there were two within; and looked, without any expression of countenance whatever, at some friends who had come on board with us, and who were crushing their faces into all manner of shapes by endeavouring to squeeze them through the small doorway.