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slither along

to slink or crawl along. The snake slithered along, unmindful of our presence. A pair of otters slithered along playfully.
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slither away

to sneak or crawl away, like a snake. The little lizards slithered away soundlessly. The snake slithered away while Maggie was still screaming.
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It can live for a month in a vehicle, according to the trooper, who knew someone who, for some reason, brought a snake into his car and it slithered into hiding.
They tried to grab the snake - thought to be an escaped pet - with litter pickers but it slithered away.
One day, a huge black snake slithered past the banyan.
With surprising agility, however, consciousness darted away and slithered down an open and seemingly infinite ganglial conduit.
He slithered across a field, up a set of steps and over a wooden bridge before being found outside Jackie Mills' work place.
Its long wires have so far slithered through the lofty Sears Tower in Chicago; and in New York City, through the Landmarked Empire State, Chrysler Center, and Wool worth Buildings.
Dirty Harry star Clint Eastwood's beautiful daughter Allison, 25, made everyone's day when she slithered into this slinky fishtail outfit and posed topless on Malibu beach.
An arid trio of Existenzminium schemes by Herzog & de Meuron had the misfortune to be placed beside the deconstructed slug proposed by Peter Eisenman for the Max Reinhardt Haus in Berlin; Leon Krier's reconstituted Classical idyll of Atlantis-in-Tenerife sat uneasily beside Eric Owen Moss's spaced-out dissection of Viennese gasometer, and in one alcove a vast, sprawling model of Gunther Domenig's still-in-progress Steinhaus slithered ominously toward a set of Teutonically precise panels by Karljosef Schattner.
The giant Anaconda snake that slithered its way across theater screens early this year wasn't given "star" billing and won't be considered for an Academy Award.
Last week, there was a news story about a woman driving on Route 495, near Hopkinton, when a 12- to 14-inch garter snake slithered across her lap.
The 3ft adder had slithered up the Jack family's fishing rod while they stopped for a picnic.
And the carnivorous mosasaur, which slithered like an eel through the water, attacking anything it could find with its razor-sharp teeth.
Led by Eddie Mikrut as the bloodsucking Count, the ballet simmered with a fabulous corps of ghouls who slithered and clawed on the stage as the toll of Dracula's victims mounted ever higher.
The boy was in bed when his pet - a 4ft long California King snake - escaped from its tank and slithered under his duvet.
Tadej Brdnik lent his marvelous physicality to the role of the conflicted Adam, and Christophe Jeannot slithered maliciously as the Stranger.