from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The property of being slippery.
- n. The result or product of being slippery.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality of being slippery.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character or state of being slippery, in any sense of that word.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a slippery smoothness
- n. the quality of being a slippery rascal
Some persons use for rubbing a well-waxed flannel; but this in general produces an unpleasant slipperiness, which is not the case with the milk.
The slipperiness was a disadvantage on the ground, since the aircraft leaked fuel when not flying, but at least JP-7 was not a fire hazard.
I don't think that "slipperiness" adequately characterizes what we're dealing with here.
But I suspect it was the "slipperiness" that Nat Hentoff spoke of that allowed this biased polemic to slip under the radar of the editors of New York.
The advantage of true 100% synthetics isn't measured in lubrication qualities like "slipperiness", but more in longevity and "usability".
"slipperiness" number that tells how easily or how poorly one surface moves over another.
'slipperiness' or looseness that will make getting out a challenge.
I have used mine in the wet with gloves on & did not remotely find any slipperiness.
But once the internal evidence piles up that the author might have political concerns in mind and considers slipperiness or carelessness or monomania in pursuit of them to be acceptable, soon he'll tend to be forcefully plainly preaching to the choir, because everyone else who was paying attention has tuned out.
The mannerisms that drive some people crazy were all there — vaults into notes from initial consonants a floor or two below; sudden shifts into near-Sprechstimme stage whisper; slide-whistle floating in high, soft phrases; a certain slipperiness of vowel (“uh” became “eh” fairly consistently).