from The Century Dictionary.

  • Consisting of or resembling glair; covered with or appearing as if covered with glair.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Like glair, or partaking of its qualities; covered with glair; viscous and transparent; slimy.

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  • adjective Slimy. Like glair, or partaking of its qualities; covered with glair; viscous and transparent.


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glair +‎ -y


  • It is a minute spheroid in which the best microscope will reveal nothing but a structureless sac, enclosing a glairy fluid, holding granules in suspension.


  • And his ill-shaped mouth fell apart, and a glairy foam lay on his lips, and his breath came hoarse and noisy.

    The Invisible Man

  • The fangs are inclosed in a soft, pulpy sheath, the inner surface of which is commonly coated with a thin glairy secretion.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • The eggs of the sepia look like big black myrtle-berries, and they are linked all together like a bunch of grapes, clustered round a centre, and are not easily sundered from one another: for the male exudes over them some moist glairy stuff, which constitutes the sticky gum.

    The History of Animals

  • The smooth, rounded head of the thighbone, moist with glairy fluid, fits so perfectly into the smooth, rounded cavity which receives it, that it holds firmly by _suction_, or atmospheric pressure.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 11, No. 67, May, 1863

  • He had a remittent chronic intestinal catarrh, with — noticeably during the periods of exacerbation — abundant discharge of a glairy mucus.

    The Electric Bath

  • In this disease the breathing becomes very painful, as the secretion of glairy serum is suspended, and the dry and inflamed surfaces rub harshly upon each other.

    A Practical Physiology

  • During this time it is absolutely inert, but at last the sac -- for such it is -- opens gently, and there is poured out a brownish glairy fluid.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 470, January 3, 1885

  • It secretes the _synovia_, or joint oil, a thick and glairy fluid, like the white of a raw egg, which thoroughly lubricates the inner surfaces of the joints.

    A Practical Physiology

  • Observe that it is colorless and either transparent or translucent, and when poured from one vessel to another is glairy and more or less adhesive.

    A Practical Physiology


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