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Viscid silk is stretchy, wet and sticky, and it is the silk that winds out in increasing spirals from the web centre.
Thread samples from sheets were collected on slides framed with strips of double-sided adhesive tape, and density of viscid globules was measured following Barrantes & Weng (2006b).
While careering through various filthy, viscid, and slimy areas, he finds himself pursued by "dark forms," "crouching figures," to which arbitrary ferocity is sometimes assigned, kennable but unrecognizable and irregularly formed smears and splotches that co-exist among the "real" forms in the natural world.
His flesh turns to viscid, transparent jelly that drifts away in green mist, unveiling a monster black centipede.
The force of viscid friction, caused by the flowing of the liquid through the interstitions of the magnetic mould core in the opposite way to the movement of the element in motion, can be determined according to the tangent, unitary efforts which may appear, figure 3.
And some other ghostly figure who had been there had gone and an ectoplasm held its place, wafting this way and that way in the breeze, but there was no breeze, nothing to dispel the heat that filled the room, climbed up his legs from the floor, into his back from the mocking chair, now he knew why it mocked, it was an electric chair and its electric heat was spreading all through him, rising into the underside of his thighs and pressing into his back and shoulders and rising up into his head which would burst unless he could dispel the heat into the room and melt all the hanging carcasses, soften their frozen forms till they went soft and viscid and rotted there, putrefying around him.
A thick-walled cyst with viscid semisolid material in the cavity was located and excised.
Electron microscopic study revealed a thick viscid layer of slime anchoring to the bacterial cell wall, especially in adherent organisms and those yielding positive slime test.
Depending on the mode of gas injection and liquid viscosity, the bubble formation process was classified as: (a) constant flow; and (b) constant pressure with an inviscid or viscid bubble formation process (Davidson and Schueler, 1960a, b).
Its medicinal properties were believed to derive from the large quantities of viscid mucilage contained in the tree's bark.
Deborah Gardner's large and impressive Viscid Head, modelled in wax, is a characterful image of the famous Greek dramatist
Language itself had lost its solidity; it had become thin, contingent, slippery, a viscid film on which he was sliding around like an eyeball on a plate.