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Definition a fluid that is thick, sticky, and resistant to flow
  • 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
  • Occasionally it would say, "Pt," like some viscous substance coming to a boil.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • viscous = (of a fluid) thick
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Blood from Blackwell's cut throat was spreading across the floor in a viscous red pool.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • I don't like these shadowy, viscous pictures.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • 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
  • 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
  • Some leaves I seeped in slick and viscous oil, some into sharp-smelling spirit, some into plain, clear water.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
  • Clouds of dark viscous fluid—poison, perhaps—curled from his blue skin.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • They were leaking some viscous substance.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • Blood is flowing freely from his nose, black and viscous.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • 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
  • While I pushed the now-viscous blood through her arteries, I watched what he was doing.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • 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
  • 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
  • I kept stirring until the mix turned viscous and milky.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • 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

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