slimy


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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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The cool ocean refreshed him almost as much as would a draft of water, so that it was with renewed vigor that he brought the smaller boat alongside the derelict, and, after many herculean efforts, succeeded in dragging it onto the slimy ship's bottom.
Under a blazing sun, in a hot and slimy sea filled with creeping, crawling things, they were becalmed--
Down the Strand the lamps were but misty splotches of diffused light which threw a feeble circular glimmer upon the slimy pavement.
The stony branches or plates, when taken fresh from the water, have a harsh feel and are not slimy, although possessing a strong and disagreeable smell.
The slimy disgusting Holuthuriae (allied to our star-fish), which the Chinese gourmands are so fond of, also feed largely, as I am informed by Dr.
Why, he could not say, for he would admit fear of nothing; nor was it fear, but rather an inherent repulsion bequeathed to him by many generations of civilized ancestors, and back of them, perhaps, by countless myriads of such as Teeka, in the breasts of each of which had lurked the same nameless terror of the slimy reptile.
It was not precisely the kind of weather in which people usually take tea in summer-houses, far less in summer-houses in an advanced state of decay, and overlooking the slimy banks of a great river at low water.
70 each) holds a number of titles, but Slimy Spawn and Other Gruesome Life Cycles by Barbara Taylor (9780778714026) and Smelly Farts and Other Body Horrors by Anna Claybourne (9780778714040) will compel kids to pick up books by title and subject one.
The slimy "pajamas" mask their smell and help protect them from predators.
Diving into the slimy underbelly of a diabolical plot, Dan comes face-to-tentacles with an amphibious villain named Ah'Chulhu (to which the usual response is "Gesundheit
They have described how in many cases of chronic sinusitis the bacteria form a biofilm, a slimy protective barrier that can protect them from sprays or antibiotics.
But I would have not yet formed the nuanced discernment to judge what it takes to slither onto this particularly slimy royal throne.