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The man and woman were chopping at the viscous, gruesome head.

All about him the straw was clotted with brown, viscous patches of blood.

Matt nodded, and pointed to the viscous deposit in the dome of the bell.

The same is true of all viscous substances, as starch and glue; and so of oil.

His right eye had suffered damage, and the pupil of it was white and viscous.

They make it viscous or sluggish as it melts and prevent a too rapid flow.

Its flesh is fat and viscous, and by no means pleasant to eat.

If the lava is a thin fluid (not viscous), the gases may escape easily.

But what have you done with your viscous fetid pustules to have such a sweet air?

The atmosphere is viscous—or, to use a commoner word, “sticky.”

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Anglo-French viscous, from Late Latin viscosus "sticky," from Latin viscum "anything sticky, birdlime made from mistletoe, mistletoe," probably from PIE root *weis- "to melt away, flow" (used of foul or malodorous fluids); see virus.

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