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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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For the studied electrovent we took into account the influence of the sliminess of the position between the ram and the cylinder when it moves, of the charging pressure and of the diameter of the vent chair.
Both writers display a certain fascination with various creeping, crawling, sucking, and stinging creatures of both land and sea, most of which share the characteristic of sliminess. In Entre la Vie et la mort, during the writer's rather pretentious lecture on the sources of his creative inspiration, an anonymous female auditor who stares skeptically back at him appears to the insecure writer as a ventouse-covered bloodsucker (une sangsue) that empties him of his vital fluids as well as of his hot air (152).
This sliminess helps dogs (and many other animals, including people) swallow their food.
The term "slimy" is sexually pejorative because of its connotation of viscous unpredictability and physical boundary transgression, but in My Secret Life we see that sliminess is a quality to be desired.
He turned into it, holding it partly by its sliminess under his feet, partly by the feel of the bushes whipping his face on either side, and not at all by sight.
In particular, the appeal to, e.g., sliminess or liquidity in the explanation of manifest phenomena would appear not to be so understood.
Today, actually, I'm more hopeful than I was before the election, because the Republicans have finally crawled out from under their rocks, and their sliminess and their viciousness are there for all to see.
For this, I am accused of intimidation, tyranny, sliminess, lying, distortion, intellectual automatism and bankruptcy, vacuity, moral vapidity, hysteria, mealy mouth, and even, by implication, the desire "to prolong ...
(And Eugene Debs, whose political differences with the First World War were indeed criminalized by the state, was not pardoned until he served hard time.) The sliminess of Bush's statement, and the surreptitious nature of its timing, is of a piece with, his consistent and flagrant dishonesty throughout the affair.
Examples: rot in damaged fruit; sliminess in frozen chicken.
As mushrooms deteriorate (from bruising, poor storage, age), signs of poor quality include sliminess, visible molds, and/ or unpleasant (often ammonia-like) odors.
These include egg disinfection, treatment of sliminess of skin in early stages of Pillularis and velvet diseases and ectoparasites such as skin flukes (Gyrodactylus), anchor worms and fish lice [14,17].