• WordNet 3.6
    • n viscidness the property of being cohesive and sticky
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In literature:

The vague, goggling eyes which were turned always upon me were cold and merciless in their viscid hatred.
"Danger! and Other Stories" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Cocoon: a covering, composed partly or wholly of silk or other viscid fibre, spun or constructed by many larvae as a protection to the pupa.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
These viscid threads cool quickly in that chill altitude, and float down again.
"Myths & Legends of our New Possessions & Protectorate" by Charles M. Skinner
But then it began to flow again; though not with a viscid and heavy measure.
"Old Junk" by H. M. Tomlinson
The pileus may be viscid or dry in certain species, but the plant lacks a viscid universal veil.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
On the ground beyond them, quivering and broken in the midst of its dying guards, was a viscid mass of loathsome gray jelly.
"Zehru of Xollar" by Hal K. Wells
For they found something, at last, in a viscid non-crystalline substance, protoplasm.
"Eight Keys to Eden" by Mark Irvin Clifton
In this connection I might allude to the many plants which are more or less viscid.
"The Beauties of Nature" by Sir John Lubbock
Peaks stood naked save for their evergreens, alternately wrapped in snow and viscid with mud.
"The Roof Tree" by Charles Neville Buck
Tarpons and sharks and sword-fish, monstrous, sinister, moved slothfully in the viscid waters.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle

In science:

The limit obtained is viscid and the above equation only makes sense for ǫ > 0.
Existence and homogenization of the Rayleigh-B\'enard problem