The raindrops were heavier now, working the mud on her face into a slimy mess.
I'm not going to deal with the slimy feds when I can kill bad guys.
How'd you piss off these slimy creatures?
Others swim with eel-like curves through the water, while one land-leech, at any rate, moves in a gliding way like a land Planarian, and leaves, also like the Planarian, a slimy trail behind it.
One species, the slugworm (Eriocampa liynacina), is common to Europe and America; the larva is a curious slug-like creature, found on the upper surface of the leaves of the pear and cherry, which secretes a slimy coating from its skin.
Which secretes a slimy cord is found upon the inner wall of the intestine.
Mucins occur in most of the slimy fluids of the body; they vary in composition with their source.
Some saw-fly larvae are protected by a slimy secretion (fig.
- a, Pear Saw-fly (Eriocampoides limacina); b, larva without, and c, with its slimy protective coat; e, cocoon; f, larva before pupation; g, pupa, magnified 4 times; d, leaves with larvae, natural size.
In small flowers which are crowded at the same level or in flat flowers in which the stigmas and anthers project but little, slugs or snails creeping over their surface may transfer to the stigma the pollen which clings to the slimy foot.
BATHYBIUS (13aOus, deep, and (31os, life), a slimy substance at one time supposed to exist in great masses in the depths of the ocean and to consist of undifferentiated protoplasm.
As food particles pass in through the mouth they become enveloped in a slimy substance (secreted by the endostyle) and conveyed down the gut by the action of the vibratile cilia as a continuous food-rope, the peristaltic movements of the gut-wall being very feeble.
By this means, not only is all the slimy glutinous adherent matter thoroughly separated, but the subsequent processes of breaking and scutching are much facilitated.
The wonder is how they, how you and I, can live this slimy, beastly life, eating and drinking.
The marsh hawk, sailing low over the meadow, is already seeking the first slimy life that awakes.