Finally, she slithered into a finished dress: the ultimate chic sheath, a collarless long-sleeved navy blue garment.
And then, of course, not even an hour passed before he slithered down to those expectations and buckled.
But Johnny slithered into the shaft, crawled five hundred feet into the earth.
Mitt Romney is at 20 percent, and Gingrich has slithered all the way down to 14.
At some point, West shed the skin of a public intellectual, and slithered into the second skin of a public personality.
We slipped and slithered and wallowed about, but we got to the top.
Tommy, of course, slithered down over the limpets in the ordinary way.
She shivered as the loose shale, ploughed by the pony's flying hoofs, slithered down the slope at every plunge.
One of them swung round at once and slithered down the path.
I slithered along at about six miles an hour, sticking out my legs for a permanent scaffolding.
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.).