He rose to his feet, sinking almost to the top of his boots in the oozy slime.
The base of it lay in a definite hollow, reed-grown and oozy.
Again and again he struggled furiously to escape from the oozy quagmire.
But it is here, by this oozy margin, that they find the clay to frame their dwellings.
When it was almost as deep as his boot tops he got stuck in the oozy, mucky ...