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slime

(slīm)
n.
1. A thick, sticky, slippery substance.
2. Biology A mucous substance secreted by certain animals, such as catfishes and slugs.
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Then, and for the first time, as I floundered to my feet covered with slime, the blood running down my arms from a scrape against a barnacled stake, I knew that I was drunk.
As he glided stealthily along, creeping beneath the shelter of the walls and doorways, the hideous old man seemed like some loathsome reptile, engendered in the slime and darkness through which he moved: crawling forth, by night, in search of some rich offal for a meal.
Allied to the bottom of the river rather than the surface, by reason of the slime and ooze with which it was covered, and its sodden state, this boat and the two figures in it obviously were doing something that they often did, and were seeking what they often sought.
Abhorred and despised by even the few who are cognisant of its miserable and disgraceful existence, stifled by the very filth it so profusely scatters, rendered deaf and blind by the exhalations of its own slime, the obscene journal, happily unconscious of its degraded state, is rapidly sinking beneath that treacherous mud which, while it seems to give it a firm standing with the low and debased classes of society, is nevertheless rising above its detested head, and will speedily engulf it for ever.
SLIME making and digital voice changing were some of the science experiments on offer to children in the city centre.
In contrast, the slime mold has no central brain or indeed any awareness of the overall problem it is trying to solve, but manages to produce a structure with similar properties to the real rail network.
The Cry Me A River singer had been flown over the crowd and on to the stage while he sang, Broadway-style: "You'll never get a drop of slime on old JT.
There will then be an opportunity for youngsters to make their own slime to take home, with all materials provided.
Devon vet Peter Green contacted the charity with a logical explanation for the slime.
Since the additives have not been disclosed on the labels, the ground beef, containing pink slime, have been routinely included in school lunches and other cafeteria.
Slime mould is a broad term describing fungus-like organisms that use spores to reproduce, but despite it being just a giant super-cell it can trace the best foods, reports New Scientist.
For decades, biologists had suspected that the few-millimeter-thick coatings of slime served primarily as protective barriers.