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Slade

slang A shortening of "Escalade," a Cadillac sport utility vehicle often seen as a status symbol. Sometimes spelled with an apostrophe. The dude spends more money on his Slade than he does on rent each month. Everyone's head turned when she rocked up to the house in a brand new 'Slade.
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Slade

n. a Caddy Escalade. (Streets.) That’s no ghetto sled, that’s a Slade.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Then we sent them home under Brigadier-General Fanny Marsh; then the Lieutenant-General and I went off on a gallop over the plains for about three hours, and were lazying along home in the middle of the afternoon, when we met Jimmy Slade, the drummer-boy, and he saluted and asked the Lieutenant-General if she had heard the news, and she said no, and he said:
It would have been better for William-a-Trent to have been abed with sorrow--says the ballad--than to be that day in the greenwood slade to meet with Little John's arrow.
There was a girl at the Slade school who supported her mother and two sisters by her drawing.
DIE-hard Slade fans were transported to the golden era of Glam Rock when a tribute event was staged to pay homage to the seventies heroes.
Slade were best known for their festive song It's Christmas but dominated the charts with a string of hits in the seventies.
Heading the bill was top tribute act Flamin Slade, Slade poet Paul Cookson and cover band Twin.
Glam Rock fans also settled down to watch a screening of the 1975 film Slade in Flames.
"Slade were down to earth, working class boys and that's why a lot of people like them.