3. Of small diameter or thickness in proportion to the height or length; slender; as, a slim person; a slim
(Slime) n. [OE. slim, AS. slim; akin to D. slijm, G. schleim, MHG. slimen to make smooth, Icel.
slim slime, Dan. sliim; cf. L. limare to file, polish, levis smooth, Gr. or cf. L. limus mud.]
1. Soft, moist earth or clay, having an adhesive quality; viscous mud.
As it [Nilus] ebbs, the seedsmanShak.
Upon the slime and ooze scatters his grain.
2. Any mucilaginous substance; any substance of a dirty nature, that is moist, soft, and adhesive.
3. (Script.) Bitumen. [Archaic]
Slime had they for mortar.Gen. xi. 3.
4. pl. (Mining) Mud containing metallic ore, obtained in the preparatory dressing. Pryce.
5. (Physiol.) A mucuslike substance which exudes from the bodies of certain animals. Goldsmith.
Slime eel. (Zoöl.) See 1st Hag, 4. Slime pit, a pit for the collection of slime or bitumen.
(Slime) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Slimed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sliming.] To smear with slime. Tennyson.
(Slim"i*ly) adv. In a slimy manner.
(Slim"i*ness), n. The quality or state of being slimy.
(Slim"ly) adv. In a state of slimness; in a slim manner; slenderly.
(Slim"ness), n. The quality or state of being slim.
(Slim"sy) a. Flimsy; frail. [Colloq. U.S.]
(Slim"y) a. [Compar. Slimier ; superl. Slimiest.] Of or pertaining to slime; resembling slime; of
the nature of slime; viscous; glutinous; also, covered or daubed with slime; yielding, or abounding in, slime.
Slimy things did crawl with legsColeridge.
Upon the slimy sea.
(Sli"ness) n. See Slyness.
(Sling) n. [OE. slinge; akin to OD. slinge, D. slinger, OHG. slinga; cf. OF. eslingue, of German
origin. See Sling, v. t.]
1. An instrument for throwing stones or other missiles, consisting of a short strap with two strings fastened
to its ends, or with a string fastened to one end and a light stick to the other. The missile being lodged
in a hole in the strap, the ends of the string are taken in the hand, and the whole whirled rapidly round
until, by loosing one end, the missile is let fly with centrifugal force.
2. The act or motion of hurling as with a sling; a throw; figuratively, a stroke.
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.Shak.
At one slingMilton.
Of thy victorius arm, well-pleasing Son.
3. A contrivance for sustaining anything by suspension; as: (a) A kind of hanging bandage put around
the neck, in which a wounded arm or hand is supported. (b) A loop of rope, or a rope or chain with