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viscous
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  • His viscous eyes bulged with astonishment and he whipped himself around in alarm to see what was taking place behind him.
  • Those in the water were struggling to get out, forgetting in their haste to swim, wailing, walking, held back in their flight by the viscous, clinging sea as though by a biting wind.
  • The yawning wound — was that a tube of slimy bone he saw running deep inside the gory scarlet flow behind the twitching, startling fibers of weird muscle? — was dripping blood in several trickles, like snow melting on eaves, but viscous and red, already thickening as it dropped.
  • …conduct electricity; all four went up in flames almost every night when the water heater exploded and set the two-story wooden house afire; in ghastly, heartless, revolting detail he saw his poor dear wife’s trim and fragile body crushed to a viscous pulp against the brick wall of a market building by a half-wined drunken automobile driver and watched his hysterical five-year-old daughter being led away from the grisly scene by a kindly middle-aged gentleman with snow-white hair who…

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  • He says it is a myth that glass as a very, very viscous fluid.
  • No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.
    Henry Adams

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