• WordNet 3.6
    • n viscousness resistance of a liquid to shear forces (and hence to flow)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n viscousness The state of being viscous; viscosity.
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  • Henry Brooks Adams
    “No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.”


In literature:

In this tribe the cap is fleshy and sticky (viscous), while the stem is firm and dry.
"Among the Mushrooms" by Ellen M. Dallas and Caroline A. Burgin
It was a glass jar, some five feet in height and filled with viscous fluid of a light amber colour.
"The Devil Doctor" by Sax Rohmer
It was a thin, watery mud or a thick, viscous mud, as the steady downpour increased or diminished.
"Kitchener's Mob" by James Norman Hall
A good finishing slag is creamy white, porous and viscous.
"The Working of Steel" by Fred H. Colvin
With their viscous properties they clung to us, and we could only shake them off with difficulty.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Viscous: thick, sticky or semi-fluid.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
The progress of the operation is tested by examining the balsam as to its viscous properties.
"On Laboratory Arts" by Richard Threlfall
The pear blew out a cloud of smoke, sulphurous, with viscous strings through it.
"In the Control Tower" by Will Mohler
A living figure of mud spat out a mouthful of that viscous substance in order to answer.
"Ride Proud, Rebel!" by Andre Alice Norton
His right eye had suffered damage, and the pupil of it was white and viscous.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet

In news:

J ellyfish have long been on the wish lists of eccentric pet collectors and precocious kids, but until now their viscous figures rendered them too vulnerable to the suck of traditional in-tank filters.
Viscous, tea-colored water rains down in thick cataracts throughout "Dark Water," a thriller that won't leave viewers feeling wrung out so much as in dire need of wringing.
If you're in the market for a fabulous light lunch, Fika serves wonderful examples of the viscous pureed soups that are so popular in Sweden.
Better impellers , such as a helical ribbon impeller , are recommended for viscous mixing applications.
It gets more viscous when you apply a shearing force, such as stirring quickly with your finger or a spoon.
Was the saltwort a little too prickly, the Malabar spinach too viscous.
Liquid filler for free-flowing as well as viscous products.
Insane Creature Swallows iPods To Protect Them From Viscous Children.
The Challenges Of Viscous Fluids.
The final result is usually a bunch of chewy little grain nubbins suspended in a hot, viscous liquid.
Liquid filler for free- flowing as well as viscous products.
I need to model a horizontal ribbon impeller mixing a viscous fluid in CFD.
Originating from Tainan (the fifth most populous city in Taiwan), eel noodle is most often comprised of thick, chewy, egg noodles with young yellow or finless eels, and a brown sauce or viscous soup.
Piston Tank Corporation is now assembling its patented viscous-product trailers at a new 10,000-sq-ft facility in South Roxanna IL.
You have to be a printmaker to really feel that headline, to understand the joy of ink – that viscous, odorous liquid paste.

In science:

The superfluid behaves like a classical, viscous fluid near the critical temperature.
Transitions between turbulent and laminar superfluid vorticity states in the outer core of a neutron star
The classical viscous fluid and constant GM friction evolve similarly.
Transitions between turbulent and laminar superfluid vorticity states in the outer core of a neutron star
Distributed and boundary control of the viscous Burgers equation.
Predictability of the Burgers dynamics under model uncertainty
Then laminar behavior is a viscous limit of this model.
On the notion of laminar and weakly turbulent elementary fluid flows: a simple mathematical model
Davies studied the change in event horizon area in cosmological models that depart slightly from de Sitter space and showed that for this models the GSL is respected for the normal scalar field, provided the fluid to be viscous.
Generalized Second Law of Thermodynamics in Quintom Dominated Universe