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Wednesday, June 08, 2005

glutinous

\GLOOT-nuhs\ , adjective;
1.
Of the nature of glue; resembling glue; sticky.
Quotes:
What do you mean? I said, my mouth glutinous with melted marshmallow and caramel.
-- T. Coraghessan Boyle, T. C. Boyle Stories
At this point Leonardo wakes, decides the sensation is extraordinary but not death, and gazing up through the glutinous film of boiled carrot drippings, says: No, Salai will be riding a horse.
-- R. M. Berry, Leonardo's Horse
Besides, the sensation of glutinous raw egg-yolk sliding down my throat like a plump mollusc would not necessarily be helpful in my current state.
-- Victoria Moore, "Dog daze - young alcoholics' way of life", New Statesman, January 1, 1999
Origin:
Glutinous derives from Latin glutinosus, from gluten, glutin-, "glue."
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