American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To glide or slide like a reptile. See Synonyms at slide.
- v. To walk with a sliding or shuffling gait.
- v. To slip and slide, as on a loose or uneven surface.
- v. To cause to slither.
- n. A slithering movement or gait.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Slippery: same as slidder.
- n. A limestone rubble; angular fragments or screes of limestone.
- To slide: same as slidder.
- n. In archery, a minute longitudinal split in a bow.
- To suffer a minute longitudinal split: said of a bow.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. Prov. Eng. To slide; to glide.
- v. to pass or move unobtrusively or smoothly
- From Middle English slitheren, alteration of sliddren ("to slither, creep"), from Old English slidrian ("to slip, slide, slither"), from Proto-Germanic *slidrianan (“to slide, slither”), from Proto-Indo-European *sleidh- (“to slip”). Cognate with Dutch slidderen ("to slip, wriggle, slither"). More at slide. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English slethren, variant of sliddren, from Old English slidrian, frequentative of slīdan, to slide. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“There's no shadow of the world dark enough for them to kind of slither around in.”
“If guests want to move from room to room, most people wait patiently or "slither" gracefully between the guests”
“Sure enough, less than a minute later, I felt the hair follicles on my scalp slither and the familiar tingling that told me my hair was growing back.”
“But still, they were only heart-stopping inches away from him and from Kate, who continued to slither through the network of wet steel toward the far side of the bridge.”
“Twisted her other behind her back, all while avoiding the wriggling kicks and thwarting the clever maneuvers designed to slither out of even the tightest holds.”
“Dendra was never still for long; every so often one of the arms would give a little shrug, or the tip of a vine would slither back inside the dome.”
“Dodd is one politician that slithers with the best of them and trust me there are plenty up there that slither real good.”
“He should just slither away like the snake that he is. carrieanne”
“Each time, he comes to court with high-priced, well-known defense attorneys to fight his case and, every time, he manages to slither right under the radar of conviction.”
“When the police chief must slither to council to request another check for a judgment or settlement, it requires him to publicly acknowledge a problem and exposes him to the wrath of superiors and the public”
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