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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
  • His slumber had become a viscous liquid, thick and sticky, trapping him.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • It was blue and viscous but moved quickly, spreading over the man’s head, then down around his ears and face.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure

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  • It was viscous and cold.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Black blood followed, fanning around the boulder in a great, viscous puddle.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • And yet something seemed to guide me anyway—a quickening in the chest; a whisper in the viscous air—and suddenly I couldn’t wait another second.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Blood is flowing freely from his nose, black and viscous.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • I don’t like these shadowy, viscous pictures.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Clouds of dark viscous fluid—poison, perhaps—curled from his blue skin.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus

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  • But he only saw red, viscous red, as the blood poured down his back in tendrils as it had before.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Occasionally it would say, "Pt," like some viscous substance coming to a boil.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • It was sticky, viscous.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • Blood from Blackwell’s cut throat was spreading across the floor in a viscous red pool.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • I kept stirring until the mix turned viscous and milky.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • His viscous eyes bulged with astonishment and he whipped himself around in alarm to see what was taking place behind him.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • While I pushed the now-viscous blood through her arteries, I watched what he was doing.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • The corridor was steeped in viscous darkness, so Root flicked down his infrared filter.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • It left a viscous brown smear.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • It was slowly flowing, shifting viscously down into his sleeve: it looked as if his fingers were melting.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • A love for these animals wells up in me suddenly, a flash flood, and there it is, solid as an obelisk and viscous as water.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • The mud was thick and viscous; halfway to the tree house, Beth’s shoe came off, but she didn’t stop.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • From a carton of cigarettes she could extract enough milligrams of the substance and heat it to make a viscous syrup.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • And then, just before she began walking toward them—for they all seemed suspended and immobile for the first few moments, as if they had been trapped in a viscous gelatin from which only her movement might free them—she saw him.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • The moisture of the stones, and the viscous nature of the timber framework furnished but poor supports to which to cling, either for hand or foot.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The plains of sand were followed by a bed of that viscous slime Americans call "ooze," which is composed exclusively of seashells rich in limestone or silica.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • In a steamer it takes two or three days to cross the North Sea—so many hours of slobbering through the viscous water.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Words like: viscous, impunity, paroxysm, unctuous, nefarious, onanistic, perfidious, lugubrious.
    Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life
  • Mal’akh hurried now into the lab and retrieved the Pyrex jug of Bunsen-burner fuel—a viscous, highly flammable, yet noncombustible oil.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Sometimes they would fix upon my nose, or forehead, where they stung me to the quick, smelling very offensively; and I could easily trace that viscous matter, which, our naturalists tell us, enables those creatures to walk with their feet upwards upon a ceiling.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • When the squad took aim, the rage had materialized into a viscous and bitter substance that put his tongue to sleep and made him close his eyes.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • The Behemoth began a last, desperate series of convulsive spasms, its serrated jaws clacking together as it thrashed—and then it was gone, only a viscous puddle of green fluid steaming on the cobblestones where it had been.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • In one hand he held a silver tray on which stood five cocktail glasses, each one half filled with a viscous brown substance.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • Bright plastic bags blew across its viscous, weedy surface like subtropical flying-flowers.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Relinquishing his symposiarchal right to the moustache cup of imitation Crown Derby presented to him by his only daughter, Millicent (Milly), he substituted a cup identical with that of his guest and served extraordinarily to his guest and, in reduced measure, to himself the viscous cream ordinarily reserved for the breakfast of his wife Marion (Molly).
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Emma’s head was turned towards her right shoulder, the corner of her mouth, which was open, seemed like a black hole at the lower part of her face; her two thumbs were bent into the palms of her hands; a kind of white dust besprinkled her lashes, and her eyes were beginning to disappear in that viscous pallor that looks like a thin web, as if spiders had spun it over.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • They were leaking some viscous substance.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • Her body felt as if it were floating, as if warm viscous fluid were flowing over her.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • She had smashed the bulbous bases together, and a viscous spray of oil had burst from them.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • In English, as in American, it signifies a thick liquid, and hence the viscous cooked opium.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • In this way he was able to convert his viscous long-distance local into the most ethereal express.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • When he finally removed this from the hearth, it appeared as a viscous ball of molten, glowing glass.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • Some leaves I seeped in slick and viscous oil, some into sharp-smelling spirit, some into plain, clear water.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
  • Two hours later Alba felt a warm viscous liquid between her legs and saw that her slacks were stained with red.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • Relatively low melting point compared to iron or nickel but also very viscous and low volatility even in vacuum.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • And under the sinister splendour of that sky the sea, blue and profound, remained still, without a stir, without a ripple, without a wrinkle—viscous, stagnant, dead.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • Shattered glass and crushed metal accompanied the rising mists of steam from burst cylinders, and the growing fires of viscous fluids underneath that would soon reach a gas tank.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • For the stench given off by the impudicus was strikingly like that of a decaying corpse, the odor coming from a greenish, viscous slime that carried its spores and dripped from the bell-shaped cap.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • And from among them rise one or two distinct figures, birds who sang with the rapt egotism of youth by the window; broke their snails on stones, dipped their beaks in sticky, viscous matter; hard, avid, remorseless; Jinny, Susan, Rhoda.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • Beyond all misuse, waste, pain, tragedy, death, confusion, unswerving necessity was on the rails; not a sparrow fell through the air but that its repercussion acted on his life, and the lonely light that fell upon the viscous and interminable seas at dawn awoke sea-changes washing life to him.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
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