oozy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj oozy leaking out slowly
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Oozy Miry; containing soft mud; resembling ooze; as, the oozy bed of a river.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • oozy Containing or resembling ooze; containing soft mud; miry.
    • oozy Oozing; trickling; dripping.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Oozy resembling ooze: slimy
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. wose—A.S. wase, mud; akin to A.S. wos, juice, Ice. vas, moisture.

Usage

In literature:

At any rate, there's no danger of it having sunk in an oozy bottom.
"Tom Swift and His Giant Telescope" by Victor Appleton
Flint stood gloomily gazing down at his boots covered with the oozy brown fluid.
"Flint" by Maud Wilder Goodwin
There were oozy bottoms, rankly speared with rush-grass.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
To lillies trickling oozy scent into gold bowls laid ready to receive it?
"More Tales in the Land of Nursery Rhyme" by Ada M. Marzials
The bottom was rather oozy, and there were green patches floating on the surface, otherwise it was ideal.
"The Dude Wrangler" by Caroline Lockhart
The sun was just rising, as a man stepped from his slender dug-out and drew half its length out upon the oozy bank of a pretty bayou.
"Bonaventure" by George Washington Cable
Again and again he struggled furiously to escape from the oozy quagmire.
"The Camp in the Snow" by William Murray Graydon
Now I lay me, says I, and will yer send it thick and oozy?
"Wappin' Wharf" by Charles S. Brooks
Southward trudged the citizen soldiers, tracking their oozy way through the water-soaked land.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 2 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Down to the oozy bed sank Blackbeard's treasure.
"Blackbeard: Buccaneer" by Ralph D. Paine
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In poetry:

So we read the prayer of him
Who, with John of Labadie,
Trod, of old, the oozy rim
Of the Zuyder Zee.
"Andrew Rykman’s Prayer" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Over the hills, and 'mongst the brier,
And through the oozy swamp,
Her weary steps must never tire
Ere burns the firefly's lamp.
"A Ballad Of 1812" by Sarah Anne Curzon
And Nilus with his broken horn lies in his black
and oozy bed
And till thy coming will not spread his waters on
the withering corn.
"The Sphinx" by Oscar Wilde
On banks of mercy's boundless deep,
With sweeter ease I'll soar and sing,
Than kings of feather'd hosts that sweep
The oozy shore with easy wing.
"The Believer's Soliloquy; Especially in Times of Desertion, Temptation, Affliction, &c." by Ralph Erskine
Our joy so proud, Our shout so loud.
Without a charm the dead might hear:
And see, they rouse! Their awful brows,
Deep-scarr'd, from oozy pillows rear!
"Ocean: An Ode. Concluding With A Wish." by Edward Young
The sleepy kine move round me in desire
And press their oozy lips upon my hair,
Toads kiss my feet and creatures of the mire,
The snails will leave their shells to watch me there.
"Beauty Accurst" by Richard Le Gallienne

In news:

As our slideshow would attest, plenty of wonderfully oozy ghouls made it out to the Somerville Theatre for J. Cannibal's "Feast of Flesh X," the crowning event of TerrorThon '10, last weekend.
Going with the cheese theme this week I also threw in a few others of my favorite oozy recipes.
George Roy Hill's 1969 film moves with steady, stupid grace from oozy sentimentality to nihilistic violence.
That was your soul being sucked out and devoured by that oozy green-eyed demon.
With a layer of dark brownie, oozy dulce de leche and dark chocolate ganache, topped with a sprinkle of fleur de sel, Salt-kissed Dulce de Leche Brownies are a winner.
Grilled-cheese fans are often divided into people who love the creamy, oozy insides and those who find the most joy in the crisped bits that ooze out and sizzle on the griddle.
A red, inflamed, itchy rash that may be scaly, crusty, or oozy.
It looks like this poor thing is eating their own white oozy brains and not ice cream.
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