On the day the Sun-Times finally sank, an Ontario court rejected Breeden's effort to slither out of my libel suits.
Wayne LaPierre may have won the week, and he may slither away without Congress doing anything this time around.
early 15c., variant of Middle English slidder "to slip, slide," from Old English slidrian "to slip, slide on a loose slope," a frequentative form of slidan "to slide" (see slide (v.)). For spelling change, cf. gather. Meaning "to walk in a sliding manner" is attested from 1848. In reference to reptile motion, attested from 1839. Related: Slithered; slithering.
"slithering movement," 1861, from slither (v.).