Sentence Examples


  • Whether it was that Tashtego, that wild Indian, was so heedless and reckless as to let go for a moment his one-handed hold on the great cabled tackles suspending the head; or whether the place where he stood was so treacherous and oozy; or whether the Evil One himself would have it to fall out so, without stating his particular reasons; how it was exactly, there is no telling now; but, on a sudden, as the eightieth or ninetieth bucket came suckingly up--my God! poor Tashtego--like the twin reciprocating bucket in a veritable well, dropped head-foremost down into this great Tun of Heidelburgh, and with a horrible oily gurgling, went clean out of sight!
  • It is an ineffably oozy, stringy affair, most frequently found in the tubs of sperm, after a prolonged squeezing, and subsequent decanting.
  • The soil is an oozy mud which can only be built upon by driving piles from a foundation.
  • For many miles on either side of the river 's oozy bed is a pale desert of gigantic water-lilies.
  • The soil is an oozy mud which can only be built upon by driving piles from a foundation.

How would you define oozy? Add your definition here.

comments powered by Disqus

Also Mentioned In

Words near oozy in the dictionary