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slime


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Slime  \Slime\,  n.  [OE.  slim,  AS  sl[=i]m;  akin  to  D.  slijm,  G. 
  schleim  MHG.  sl[=i]men  to  make  smooth,  Icel.  sl[=i]m  slime, 
  Dan.  sliim;  cf  L.  limare  to  file,  polish,  levis  smooth,  Gr 
  ???;  or  cf  L.  limus  mud.] 
  1.  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.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Any  mucilaginous  substance;  any  substance  of  a  dirty 
  nature,  that  is  moist,  soft,  and  adhesive. 
 
  3.  (Script.)  Bitumen.  [Archaic] 
 
  Slime  had  they  for  mortar.  --Gen.  xi  3. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Slime  \Slime\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Slimed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Sliming}.] 
  To  smear  with  slime.  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  slime 
  n  :  any  thick  messy  substance  [syn:  {sludge},  {goo},  {gook},  {guck}, 
  {gunk},  {muck},  {ooze}] 
  v  :  cover  or  stain  with  slime;  "The  snake  slimed  his  victim" 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Slime 
  (Gen.  11:3;  LXX.,  "asphalt;"  R.V.  marg.,  "bitumen").  The  vale  of 
  Siddim  was  full  of  slime  pits  (14:10).  Jochebed  daubed  the  "ark 
  of  bulrushes"  with  slime  (Ex.  2:3).  (See  {PITCH}.) 
 




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