slithy

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Blend of slimy and lithe

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slithy

  1. A nonce word in Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky combining the senses of "slimy" and "lithe".
    'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves / Did gyre and gimble in the wabe — Lewis Carroll, Jabberwocky

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