9/4/12

slake

slake
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To quench your thirst.
To quench a desire.
Memory trick:
A lake will slake your thirst.
So is the savage buffalo, especially delighting in dark places, where he can wallow in the mud and slake his thirst without much trouble; and here also we find the wild pig.
John H. Speke
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