from The Century Dictionary.

  • Slippery: same as sliddery.

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  • adjective Describing something that slithers, that moves like a snake.

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

  • adjective having a slippery surface or quality


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  • I heard whispering - and a kind of slithery noise - but that's all.

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  • Before you get carried away, admit - as the Independent's Michael Coveney does - that the "slithery" Atkinson "can't sing very well, and keeps missing the beat".

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  • He does this, with difficulty, and wraps a whip around its snout, then putting some kind of slithery creature into its ear that tames it.

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  • That seems to be what the Right is saying with every slithery move it makes.

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  • That seems to be what the Right is saying with every slithery move it makes.

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  • I'd rather have an honest gay who is comfortable with his/her sexuality than a slithery, snaky, whiny, hypocritical, philandering, lying, thieving mark snafu-rd for my governonr.

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  • If the remake, with Nicolas Cage as a rogue cop named Terence McDonagh, commits the sin of entertainment, it's redeemed by a sense of life's contradictions and distinguished by surreal flourishes that include a pair of iguanas, slithery witnesses to Terence's mania.

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  • Then there's Potter's other tools of the trade: blonde bangs, glittery ankle-high shoes with killer stilettos and those "Ooh La La" long legs in a slithery, sparkly, silvery mini-dress that seem made for each other.

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  • There were a few days of rain and wet snow that made the county road a slithery mass of greasy mud.

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  • While these vibrantly hued python totes are nowhere near as slithery or deadly as Casati's writhing ornaments, they're sure to draw attention, especially when worn against the dark palettes favored in the chilly months.

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