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 legs
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.

At one sling
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

3. Of small diameter or thickness in proportion to the height or length; slender; as, a slim person; a slim tree. Grose.

(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 seedsman
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.

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