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slimy

(slī′mē)
adj. slim·ier, slim·iest
a. Consisting of or resembling slime; viscous: slimy ooze.
b. Covered with or exuding slime: a slimy snail.

slim′i·ly adv.
slim′i·ness n.

slimy

(slī′mē) [AS. slim, smooth]
Resembling slime or a viscid substance; regarding a growth, the ability to adhere to a needle so it can be drawn out as a long thread.
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Visitors can count on meeting and touching, if they dare, some of the smaller and slimier insects, reptiles and amphibians of the rainforest.
Lord Mandelson bends over in shock; EMPTY FLASK Activist Leila Deen after the attack; SLIMIER SIDE OF POLITICS Ted Heath soaked in paint on first day as PM, 1970; Lord Archer gets more porridge, Manchester, 2005; Paint strikes Tory Chairman Brian Mawhinney in 1998; Deputy PM John Prescott soaked at the Brits in 1998; Education Secretary Ruth Kelly egged, Salford, 2006
The Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards UK is back for its second year and is set to be slimier, starrier and more sensational than ever.
And his letter is snivelling - far slimier than the creepy-crawlies when he was in the jungle on I'm a Celebrity.
This smart, authentic-looking drama reveals the slimier side of the advertising industry in early-60s America.
Both were nearly upstaged by Paul Rhys as Peter Mandelson, slimier than a drain full of eels.
Aiding and abetting the governor in her quest is cordoruy-man Dr Thomas Waugh - sorry, Helen, but he's even slimier than Fenner.
In fighting to save endangered species, scientists have always bemoaned the fact that it is the good-looking animals - the so-called charismatic megafauna - that get all the attention, while the uglier, slimier critters become metaphors for the environmental movement in Pat Buchanan's stump speeches.