slither

[slith-er]
verb (used without object)
1.
to slide down or along a surface, especially unsteadily, from side to side, or with some friction or noise: The box slithered down the chute.
2.
to go or walk with a sliding motion: The snake slithered across the path.
verb (used with object)
3.
to cause to slither or slide.
noun
4.
a slithering movement; slide.

Origin:
1150–1200; Middle English slitheren, variant of sliddren, Old English slid(e)rian, frequentative of slīdan to slide; see -er6

slithery, adjective
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slither (ˈslɪðə)
 
vb
1.  to move or slide or cause to move or slide unsteadily, as on a slippery surface
2.  (intr) to travel with a sliding motion
 
n
3.  a slithering motion
 
[Old English slidrian, from slīdan to slide]

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slither
O.E. slidrian "to slide on a loose slope," a frequentative form of slidan "to slide" (see slide). Meaning "to walk in a sliding manner" is attested from 1848. In ref. to reptile motion, attested from 1839.
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Example sentences
On campus-visit days, worries slither into the thoughts of the hosts.
What joints there are between the floors are loosely fitting wooden brackets
  that allow each storey to slither around.
Paraplegics slither to the collector's feet on broken limbs.
Both give the strong impression of not being in politics merely to survive or
  slither to the top.
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