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ooze

a fine-grained calcareous or siliceous marine deposit consisting of the hard parts of planktonic organisms

ooze

[üz]
(geology)
A soft, muddy piece of ground, such as a bog, usually resulting from the flow of a spring or brook.
A marine pelagic sediment composed of at least 30% skeletal remains of pelagic organisms, the rest being clay minerals.
Soft mud or slime, typically covering the bottom of a lake or river.

OOZE

Object oriented extension of Z. "Object Orientation in Z", S. Stepney et al eds, Springer 1992.
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The deck was too hot to lie upon, and poisonous vapors, oozing through the seams, crept like evil spirits over the ship, stealing into the nostrils and windpipes of the unwary and causing fits of sneezing and coughing.
Let me take off your coat --and your boots; they're oozing water.
A tall stout gentleman with impressive respectability oozing out of him at every pore--with a swelling outline of black-waistcoated stomach, with a lofty forehead, with a smooth double chin resting pulpily on a white cravat.
Yet suicide, quick or slow, a sudden spill or a gradual oozing away through the years, is the price John Barleycorn exacts.
As he turned and staggered into a clinch, the welts of oozing blood, from his contacts with the ropes, showed in red bars.
Commonly I rested an hour or two in the shade at noon, after planting, and ate my lunch, and read a little by a spring which was the source of a swamp and of a brook, oozing from under Brister's Hill, half a mile from my field.
It was so still that I was afraid to move; so still, that I could count each drop of moisture falling from the oozing wall; so still, that when I held my breath to listen, I was deafened by my own heart-beats.
Powell wandered up and down there like an early Christian refugee in the catacombs; but what little faith he had in the success of his enterprise was oozing out at his finger-tips.
Memories of Evie's wedding had warped her, the starched servants, the yards of uneaten food, the rustle of overdressed women, motor-cars oozing grease on the gravel, rubbish on a pretentious band.
I was never warm; my teeth chattered in my head; I was troubled with a very sore throat, such as I had on the isle; I had a painful stitch in my side, which never left me; and when I slept in my wet bed, with the rain beating above and the mud oozing below me, it was to live over again in fancy the worst part of my adventures -- to see the tower of Shaws lit by lightning, Ransome carried below on the men's backs, Shuan dying on the round-house floor, or Colin Campbell grasping at the bosom of his coat.
His pale hair lay damp and plastered against his forehead, and was darkened by oozing blood.
She crunched her way in on a carpet of oozing shells.