slime

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v slime cover or stain with slime "The snake slimed his victim"
    • n slime any thick, viscous matter
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A snail can crawl across a razor blade without getting injured. This is possible because they excrete a slime that protects them
    • Slime (Physiol) A mucuslike substance which exudes from the bodies of certain animals.
    • Slime Any mucilaginous substance; any substance of a dirty nature, that is moist, soft, and adhesive.
    • Slime (Script) Bitumen. "Slime had they for mortar."
    • Slime (Mining) Mud containing metallic ore, obtained in the preparatory dressing.
    • Slime Soft, moist earth or clay, having an adhesive quality; viscous mud. "As it [Nilus] ebbs, the seedsman
      Upon the slime and ooze scatters his grain."
    • v. t Slime slīm To smear with slime.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n slime Any soft, ropy, glutinous, or viscous substance. Soft moist earth having an adhesive quality; viscous mud.
    • n slime Asphalt or bitumen.
    • n slime A mucous, viscous, or glutinous substance exuded from the bodies of certain animals, notably fishes and mollusks: as, the slime of a snail. In some cases this slime is the secretion of a special gland, and it may on hardening form a sort of operculum. See slime-gland, clausiliumt and hibernaculum, 3 .
    • n slime Figuratively, anything of a clinging and offensive nature; cringing or fawning words or actions.
    • n slime In metallurgy, ore reduced to a very fine powder and held in suspension in water, so as to form a kind of thin ore-mud: generally used in the plural. in the slimes the ore is in a state of almost impalpable powder, so that it requires a long time for settling. See tailings.
    • slime To cover with or as with slime; make slimy.
    • slime To remove slime from, as fish for canning.
    • slime To become slimy: acquire slime.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Slime slīm glutinous mud:
    • n Slime slīm (B.) probably bitumen
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Quotations

  • Franz Kafka
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    “Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. slim, AS. slīm,; akin to D. slijm, G. schleim, MHG. slīmen, to make smooth, Icel. slīm, slime, Dan. sliim,; cf. L. limare, to file, polish, levis, smooth, Gr. ; or cf. L. limus, mud
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. slím; Ger. schleim.

Usage

In literature:

The cellar had only a mud bottom and this was covered with slime and mold.
"The Rover Boys on the Farm" by Arthur M. Winfield (AKA Edward Stratemeyer)
Stepping on a log and making a stab at a "pull paddock," he slipped and fell head foremost into the mud and slime.
"Charles Carleton Coffin" by William Elliot Griffis
At any moment I might discover the water oozing up between those green slime-covered stones.
"The Minister of Evil" by William Le Queux
A slime had been deposited that made Ned shudder as he felt it.
"Boy Scouts Mysterious Signal" by G. Harvey Ralphson
A good deal of mud and river slime had accumulated on my soul; but these bright waters washed it all away.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 106, August, 1866" by Various
What a tribute to purity, that impurity worships it the more as itself sinks lower in the slime of things.
"The Bishop of Cottontown" by John Trotwood Moore
Whatever the cause, they find it awkward work to wade through the sticky slime.
"Gaspar the Gaucho" by Mayne Reid
The water had subsided, leaving a nasty slime, a foot thick, all over the camp-ground.
"Incidents of the War: Humorous, Pathetic, and Descriptive" by Alf Burnett
Weeds, slime, and tangled vines!
"The Book of Humorous Verse" by Various
The blade slime lay thick on them.
"Our Casualty And Other Stories" by James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham
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In poetry:

Then sink forever. In the slime--
Forgotten, lost forevermore,
Lies Fame from every age and clime;
Yet thousands clamor on the shore.
"Fame" by Hanford Lennox Gordon
"Spirit, they charge you that the time is ill.
The great wall sinks in the slime!"
"I am a spirit, still.
I do not 'walk 'with the time"
"For Those Who Are As Right As Any" by Stephen Vincent Benet
No more? A monster then, a dream,
A discord. Dragons of the prime,
That tare each other in their slime,
Were mellow music match'd with him.
"In Memoriam A. H. H.: 56" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
'Tis He that hath made us, not we;
We were dust and slime of the ground:
He breathed on the dark, and we see;
He flooded the silence with sound.
"A Te Deum" by Alfred Austin
Men in their prime,
Boys venerably young.
With all-unfaded brows, died here upon a time;
So heavy a wrong –
How may this black world right who trod them into slime?
"Battlefield" by Lilian Bowes Lyon
Its slime is ever on my work, and ever on my name;
No toil nor trouble does It shirk—for It will write, all the same!
It tantalized when great thoughts burned, in trouble and in want;
It makes it hell for all concerned, the Wantaritencant.
"The Wantaritencant" by Henry Lawson

In news:

Beef Products Inc Sues ABC Over Repeated Attacks On 'Pink Slime'.
This time around, reporters are searching for new ways to say the word 'slime'.
But if you were part of a rioting crowd, wouldnt getting sprayed with slippery slime make you even more crazed.
Pink slime is no brake to beef price rally.
'Pink slime' may be unappetizing, but it's safe, genuine beef.
Beef worker sues Diane Sawyer , Jamie Oliver over "pink slime".
Is It Time to Embrace Pink Slime .
'Pink slime ' forces beef processor into bankruptcy.
Here's one way to keep a boat's bottom slime free.
Pink slime is everywhere these days.
Jon Stewart shows how 'pink slime ' is made.
Pink Slime Is A Myth.
The beef trimmings also known as pink slime used to be used for dog and cat food.
"Pink slime " outcry causes Beef Products Inc to close three plants.
A major beef processor has declared bankruptcy, citing the backlash against 'pink slime '.
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In science:

Fernanda Alcantara and Marilyn Monk, Signal propagation during aggregation in the slime mold Dictyostelium discoideum, J.
An equation-free computational approach for extracting population-level behavior from individual-based models of biological dispersal
These bacteria produce a slime and prefer to move on the slime trail produced earlier.
Linearly edge-reinforced random walks
This is the case for the slime mold Dictyostelium discoideum and for the bacteria Escherichia coli.
Nonlinear mean field Fokker-Planck equations. Application to the chemotaxis of biological populations
This is referred to as chemotactic collapse. A model of slime mold aggregation has been introduced by Patlak (1953) and Keller & Segel (1971) in the form of two coupled differential equations.
Nonlinear mean field Fokker-Planck equations. Application to the chemotaxis of biological populations
Endo: Spatiotemporal symmetry in rings of coupled biological oscil lators of physarum plasmodial slime mold , Phys.
Synchronizability of networks with strongly delayed links: A universal classification
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