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"Dry or slimy, you would be just the same dear old Dick," she whispered.

His descent into the street was like the descent into a slimy aquarium from which the water had been run off.

Sheet and pillow-case were slimy with oil, yet the chamois-skin bag was safe.

Now and then a snake drew away its slimy length and Dick shuddered.

Frantically he tugged and tore at the slimy rope, hauling with a will and a prayer.

He spread the towels on the table, and then took the slimy bundle from the basket.

Rocks protrude from the water––dripping and covered with a slimy seaweed.

From head to foot they dripped with black mud, thick and slimy.

Only the wet sands and the slimy water-weeds of the beach clung to them.

And the grease upon his clothes—‘all slimy with grease,’ said somebody at the inquest.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "covered with slime; of the nature of slime," from slime (n.) + -y (2). Cf. Middle Dutch slimich, Dutch slijmig, German schleimig. Figurative sense of "morally repulsive" is first attested 1570s. Related: Slimily; sliminess.

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