Slime eel
Slime Slime (sl[imac]m), n. [OE. slim, AS. sl[=i]m; akin to D. slijm, G. schleim, MHG. sl[=i]men to make smooth, Icel. sl[=i]m 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. [1913 Webster]

As it [Nilus] ebbs, the seedsman Upon the slime and ooze scatters his grain. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Any mucilaginous substance; any substance of a dirty nature, that is moist, soft, and adhesive. [1913 Webster]

3. (Script.) Bitumen. [Archaic] [1913 Webster]

Slime had they for mortar. --Gen. xi. 3. [1913 Webster]

4. pl. (Mining) Mud containing metallic ore, obtained in the preparatory dressing. --Pryce. [1913 Webster]

5. (Physiol.) A mucuslike substance which exudes from the bodies of certain animals. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]

{Slime eel}. (Zo["o]l.) See 1st {Hag}, 4.

{Slime pit}, a pit for the collection of slime or bitumen. [1913 Webster]


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  • slime eel — Hag Hag (h[a^]g), n. [OE. hagge, hegge, witch, hag, AS. h[ae]gtesse; akin to OHG. hagazussa, G. hexe, D. heks, Dan. hex, Sw. h[ a]xa. The first part of the word is prob. the same as E. haw, hedge, and the orig. meaning was perh., wood woman, wild …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slime — (sl[imac]m), n. [OE. slim, AS. sl[=i]m; akin to D. slijm, G. schleim, MHG. sl[=i]men to make smooth, Icel. sl[=i]m slime, Dan. sliim; cf. L. limare to file, polish, levis smooth, Gr. ???; or cf. L. limus mud.] 1. Soft, moist earth or clay, having …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slime pit — Slime Slime (sl[imac]m), n. [OE. slim, AS. sl[=i]m; akin to D. slijm, G. schleim, MHG. sl[=i]men to make smooth, Icel. sl[=i]m slime, Dan. sliim; cf. L. limare to file, polish, levis smooth, Gr. ???; or cf. L. limus mud.] 1. Soft, moist earth or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snubnosed eel — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • mud eel — ☆ mud eel n. a slime coated, eel like siren salamander (Siren lacertina) with no hind legs, two short front legs, internal lungs, and external gills: it lives in swamps, ditches, and ponds, in the SE U.S …   English World dictionary

  • Pacific hagfish — Taxobox name = Pacific hagfish image width = 199px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Myxini ordo = Myxiniformes familia = Myxinidae genus = Eptatretus species = E. stoutii binomial = Eptatretus stoutii binomial authority = (Linnaeus,… …   Wikipedia

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  • hagfish — /hag fish /, n., pl. (esp. collectively) hagfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) hagfishes. any eellike, marine cyclostome of the order Myxiniformes, having undeveloped eyes, a barbel rimmed, circular mouth, and horny teeth for… …   Universalium

  • borer — Hag Hag (h[a^]g), n. [OE. hagge, hegge, witch, hag, AS. h[ae]gtesse; akin to OHG. hagazussa, G. hexe, D. heks, Dan. hex, Sw. h[ a]xa. The first part of the word is prob. the same as E. haw, hedge, and the orig. meaning was perh., wood woman, wild …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hag — (h[a^]g), n. [OE. hagge, hegge, witch, hag, AS. h[ae]gtesse; akin to OHG. hagazussa, G. hexe, D. heks, Dan. hex, Sw. h[ a]xa. The first part of the word is prob. the same as E. haw, hedge, and the orig. meaning was perh., wood woman, wild woman.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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