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  • adj. Characteristic of sludge; slimy or mucky

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Consisting of sludge; miry; slushy.
  • Figuratively, slushy; mushy; sickening; as if made of sludge or refuse.


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  • "Bloodsteel" is the kind of sludgy, jaw-droppingly terrible fantasy fare that's only good for two things: Giving "Kröd" more comedic fodder, and giving genre fans reasons to invent drinking games based on how many times wizards chant incantations or speak in riddles.


  • Farnelli says that some residents had tap water that looked like unpasteurized apple cider with a kind of sludgy sediment on the bottom. Main RSS Feed

  • The latter is a trip: 75% cacao, studded with nibs, sludgy-looking and packing a wallop.

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  • Since the pipeline's proposed route crosses many of these habitats -- including the Platte River in Nebraska, one of the most important feeding and resting locations -- miles of these critical stopping points would be at risk of being fouled with sludgy, toxic tar-sands oil every day of the year.

    Leda Huta: Keystone Pipeline Could Push Endangered Whooping Crane Into Extinction

  • If you were to choose a route through which to move toxic, highly corrosive, sludgy crude oil, would you place it on the same narrow corridor used by one of the world's most endangered birds?

    Leda Huta: Keystone Pipeline Could Push Endangered Whooping Crane Into Extinction

  • The old man took the pot from the fire and threw the sludgy dregs into the undergrowth.

    BEYOND THE GATE • by C.L. Holland

  • She had heard about a sanatorium where locals – since the days of Marco Polo in the 13th century – have sworn by the therapeutic benefits of bathing in sludgy crude oil heated to 37C and she thought it might make a diverting subject for a portfolio of pictures.

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  • To celebrate four decades since Black Sabbath ushered in the modern era of heavy metal (sludgy, melancholic, grinding and defiantly anti-hippy) the entire West Midlands (near enough) has been given over to the sprawling Home Of Metal.

    Home Of Metal: a history of the heavy in seven objects

  • But even sludgy Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi couldn't have conceived of the single-mindedness of Sleep, who in 1995 distanced themselves from their stoner-rock contemporaries by reducing a handful of riffs into tar and piledriving a single, 60-minute song into their fans' skulls on the epochal album "Dopesmoker."

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  • It was when the group began to slot glam and bubblegum pop into their sludgy drop-D tunings that they began to shine, as their endearing yet maligned "Tiny Music…" album attests.

    The Pop Scene: Around the World in Various Styles


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  • I learned sludgy from Sunday at my grandmother's. No other word to describe peas that have been boiled since when she arose at daybreak to their arrival on the plate at mid-day.

    August 30, 2008

  • Oh dear.

    August 30, 2008

  • This is a great word to describe various ineptly prepared meals bilby. My sister-in-law specializes in sludgy cuisine.

    August 30, 2008