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  • v. Present participle of slither.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Slow; indolent; procrastinating; deceitful.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. moving as on a slippery surface


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  • The trot should be properly studied in a school or enclosure before a lady is taken out on the roads, for she can learn nothing by "slithering" along anyhow, and will be liable to contract a bad method of riding, which will probably prevent her from ever becoming a good horsewoman.

    The Horsewoman A Practical Guide to Side-Saddle Riding, 2nd. Ed.

  • As usual, F--- went first and I followed, taking care not to keep below him, lest he and Leo should come "slithering" (that is the only word for it) down upon me; but, alas, it was Helen and I who slithered!

    Station Life in New Zealand

  • [I suspect 'slithering' would be a more accurate descriptor.] "Even though the number was worse than expected, in some ways you could almost say that was being built in," said Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at Standard & Poor's Equity Research.

    Conceptual Guerilla - Central Command in the War of Ideas

  • She couldn’t have been more pleased with herself trying to squirm up Lynn Cheney’s inflamed sphincter, like some kind of slithering tumor trying to find its way home.

    Think Progress » Mainstream media pick up Drudge fiction.

  • "slithering" from side to side or by pushing with your foot, opening up even more trick possibilities and making it that much harder to put away.


  • It has – Leee John-like – been slithering toward us for several decades with a winsome look on its pan.

    Wimbledon deafened by cacophony of body language | Harry Pearson

  • He rolled over onto his side, his dreads slithering across the bed.

    Etched in Bone

  • She was coming to the end of her routine, evidenced by the fact that she was now slithering down the pole headfirst, while at the same time managing to remove her baby doll top.


  • Maybe it was nothing—or maybe it was a lion out hunting for dinner or a snake slithering through the grass.

    The Panic Virus

  • He considered slithering back into the water again, but he was afraid he might be heard.

    Gideon’s war


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