sliminess

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sliminess the quality of being disgusting to the senses or emotions "the vileness of his language surprised us"
    • n sliminess a property resembling or being covered with slime
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sliminess The quality or state of being slimy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sliminess The quality of being slimy; viscosity; slime.
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Usage

In literature:

That slimy crust enshrined the remains of a once succulent fruit.
"Berry And Co." by Dornford Yates
Among the negresses on the slimy boat-steps a thick, short man was asking questions.
"Romance" by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
If the starter develops a white, slimy coat, throw it out and start again.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
Only He can change the weaving into beauty, where the ugly slimy sin-threads have come in.
"Quiet Talks on Following the Christ" by S. D. Gordon
I could smell the slimy bottom of the sea, when they broke!
"Voyage of the Liberdade" by Captain Joshua Slocum
It chanced to be about three feet and a half deep, very cold, and somewhat slimy.
"Gypsy Breynton" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
I hardly think that our friend with the slimy manner will use machine-guns to blast us out.
"Ralestone Luck" by Andre Norton
The town porter, known generally as Slimy Tim, was waiting to be tipped.
"The Loom of Youth" by Alec Waugh
The flags underfoot were slimy, and the walls streamed with damp.
"The Isles of Sunset" by Arthur Christopher Benson
I never did like soft slimy mud.
"Boy Scouts on a Long Hike" by Archibald Lee Fletcher
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In poetry:

And who, when Right has won the day,
Will take their slimy selves away,
And in their dirty holes will stay?
The Copperheads.
"The Copperheads" by Anonymous Americas
Why steals along yon slimy bank
An hov'ring fire so blue,
That lights a spot both drear and dank,
Where falls nor rain nor dew?
"The Lass Of Fair Wone" by Charlotte Dacre
Since Pain and Pleasure on each hand
Led our wild steps from slimy rock
To yonder sweeps of gardenland,
We breathe but to be sword or block.
"The Thrush In February" by George Meredith
She was known in the camp
As "Nye's other squaw,"
And folks of that stamp
Hez no rights in the law,
But is treacherous, sinful, and slimy, as Nye might hev well known
before.
"Truthful James To The Editor" by Francis Bret Harte
Anna scann'd o'er his savage appearance with dread,
And shudd'ring, her eyes she withdrew;
The slimy walls shone in green, yellow, and red,
As the lamp its weak rays on them threw.
"Edmund And Anna" by Charlotte Dacre
Where rocks with sable brows o'erhang the main,
And foaming surges lave the slimy shore,
Where echo screams the lengthen'd sound again,
Where o'er the heath the winds unfetter'd roar.
"Meditation" by Charlotte Dacre

In news:

As I got older, I developed a strong dislike for slimy lotions of all kinds, and couldn't stand the feel of it on my skin even though mom was doing all of the applying.
Seattle gets slimy on Tough Mudder course.
She lied, cheated and snitched — but she still wasn't slimy enough.
Two Northern Slimy Salamanders have laid their eggs at the Toledo Zoo, which is uncommon in zoo settings.
Big, slimy, googly- eyed indicators of stream health.
Students burrow into slimy subject.
Bieber, Swift big winners at slimy Kids' Choice Awards.
The Maroun Family And ' Slimy ' Courtroom Tactics.
Something slimy slithers into court.
Slimy James has proved he's ready to be a senator.
Opponents of gay marriage getting slimy and desperate.
Slimy , Not Criminal Dishonesty and betrayal weren't campaign activities for Edwards.
Slimy layers of bacterial growth, known as biofilms, pose a significant hazard in industrial and medical settings.
Boy, John Sununu sure has carved himself out a slimy niche in this year's election.
They're sticky, slimy and on the brink of extinction.
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