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ooze

a soft mud-like deposit, found on extensive areas of the ocean floor and formed from the skeletal material of small oceanic organisms. An example is GLOBIGERINA OOZE.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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And that oil oozed up and ruined the sunset; and as for the moonbeams, they positively reeked of paraffine.
In the afternoon, the sky became covered with a warm mist, that oozed from the soil; the brownish vapor scarcely allowed the beholder to distinguish objects, and so, fearing collision with some unexpected mountain-peak, the doctor, about five o'clock, gave the signal to halt.
So lately had the tail been severed, that its raw end still oozed blood that dried upon her shoulder like so much candle-droppings.
At this the last of my anger oozed all out of me; and I found myself only sick, and sorry, and blank, and wondering at myself.