The green slime
on the rocks alone testified that life was not extinct.
At first I proceeded with extreme caution, for the floor, although seemingly of solid material, was treacherous with slime
Dan threw him a swab, and he leaned over the dory, mopping up the slime
clumsily, but with great good-will.
Who can tell us when the age of the monsters which flourished in slime
came to an end?
Fountains I intend to be of two natures: the one that sprinkleth or spouteth water; the other a fair receipt of water, of some thirty or forty foot square, but without fish, or slime
, or mud.
From amid a tuft of cotton grass which bore it up out of the slime
some dark thing was projecting.
Many times we were up to our waists in the slime
and blubber of an old, semi-tropical swamp.
No more handy place to shoot a man than in the curious geological surroundings of that pool, where a body thrown down would sink through thick slime
to a depth practically unknown.
There is not an atom of Tom's slime
, not a cubic inch of any pestilential gas in which he lives, not one obscenity or degradation about him, not an ignorance, not a wickedness, not a brutality of his committing, but shall work its retribution through every order of society up to the proudest of the proud and to the highest of the high.
I caught cold, and got myself so stuck up with a complication of gums, slime
and general corruption, that I wore out more than two thousand pair of boot-jacks getting my boots off that night, and even then some Christian hide peeled off with them.
She did not know and would not have believed it, but beneath the layer of slime
that covered her soul and seemed to her impenetrable, delicate young shoots of grass were already sprouting, which taking root would so cover with their living verdure the grief that weighed her down that it would soon no longer be seen or noticed.
The sun, sinking behind a lofty western peak, brought on an early but lingering twilight, and the expedition plodded on through the evil forest--the place of mystery and fear, of death swift and silent and horrible, of brutish appetite and degraded instinct, of human life that still wallowed in the primeval slime
, of savagery degenerate and abysmal.