Slippery

Definition of Slippery

Slip´per`y
a.1.Having the quality opposite to adhesiveness; allowing or causing anything to slip or move smoothly, rapidly, and easily upon the surface; smooth; glib; as, oily substances render things slippery.
2.Not affording firm ground for confidence; as, a slippery promise.
The slippery tops of human state.
- Cowley.
3.Not easily held; liable or apt to slip away.
The slippery god will try to loose his hold.
- Dryden.
4.Liable to slip; not standing firm.
5.Unstable; changeable; mutable; uncertain; inconstant; fickle.
6.Uncertain in effect.
7.Wanton; unchaste; loose in morals.
Slippery elm
a - (Bot.) An American tree (Ulmus fulva) with a mucilagenous and slightly aromatic inner bark which is sometimes used medicinally; also, the inner bark itself
b - A malvaceous shrub (Fremontia Californica); - so called on the Pacific coast.

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