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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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While the thin slithers of apple are lacking in taste they do add texture and the tiny blueberries add a sweet zing.
A snake subjected to such vexations sometimes slithers off to lurk somewhere else.
Morris captures animal movement with wit and inventiveness: snake (Mireille Radwan-Dana) slithers along the river bank, peacock (Shawn Gannon) struts with arms crooked back like wings, blue jay (David Leventhal) flits and darts.
that, buried, must outlast predatious slithers, legs
I'M NEVER GUNNER LIVE THIS DOWN: Comrades watch as the trooper slithers from the saddle GETTY IMAGES
Not for Epstein and Kahn, who introduce another dozen or so significant characters as the story slithers along.
Everything seems futile, save the dandylike celebration of idleness, the wordplay that slithers between the deliberately uncertain brushstrokes.
It was also necessary to design structural remedies to be as noninvasive as possible: 'stitching' across fractures to columns using stone slithers to bridge the fractures, and drilling about 3m through the entablature to arrest previous fracture and movement.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta lists botulism as one of the six most dangerous bioterrorism slithers against gravity.
His Carmen features a cigar-smoking woman who slithers and struts through a male corps de ballet.
Destroyer, 2003, confronts us with what looks like the underbelly of some prehistoric crustacean as it slithers up from the tendrils of flame at the work's bottom border.