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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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SLITHERING AWAY J Garda goads snake into box in Dublin yesterday
The highly predatory snakehead whipped up a panic when it was first spotted slithering through Maryland waters in 2003.
The same with the antics I sometimes witnessed while the exorcisms were actually taking place, the flailing and slithering, the shrieking and moaning, the grimacing and growling--none of this, insofar as I could tell, suggested the presence of demons.
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The practice and rehearsals on slithering were initially carried out from a static platform.
A FIVE-FOOT long snake was found slithering along Webster Avenue in Kenilworth, on Friday.
More rattlesnakes are slithering through farms and near hiking trails in California's coastal areas this summer, likely thanks to an explosion in the rodent population caused by heavy rains over the last two winters, agricultural and recreation officials say.
From his chair upstage where he faces the musicians, Caldeira sends a sinewy slithering leg in the direction of this about-to-explode ensemble.
TWO terrified anglers have captured a six-foot long boa constrictor found slithering close to a lake in Birmingham while they were on a fishing trip.
Instead of slithering on hot sand, sidewinding snakes fling their bodies in the air in a series of sideways moves
Or do these tangled tubes tend to wriggle through viscous fluids like small snakes slithering through mud?
Jean-Michel Othoniel's sulfur and wax heads and hands at Kohn/Abrams were more delicate than ominous; Kazuo Okazaki's tiny waves and rolls of plaster carefully balanced eroticism and elegance; Wastijn and Deschuymer's silly images of eels, mice, and spiders scampering and slithering across color copiers were amusingly unnatural; Rolf Walz's translucent version of monochromatic minimalism at Ruth Bloom was coldly pristine; and Joseph Santarromana's video of his sleeping body at Newspace was at once uneventful and strange.
Whimsical butterflies, trumpeting elephants, playful primates, snapping crocodiles, slithering snakes and other indigenous wildlife inhabit this authentic rain forest environment.
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We know that Antony thinks of Cleopatra as a serpent of the Nile, but does Abby Craden have to spend so much of the play slithering around on the floor and darting her tongue?