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Adj.1.slivery - resembling or consisting of or embedded with long slender fragments of (especially) wood having sharp points; "a rough splintery floor of old pine boards"
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The carpet of slivery fish created a floating feast for pelicans, gulls and other sea life but a stinky mess for harbour authorities, which estimated will cost thousands of pounds to clean up.
In a succession of creepy (and wildly engaging) metaphors, Hunt positions his narrative along that slivery threshold between is and was, at once exposing and indulging the toxic accumulation of memory.
DIAGNOSIS: Recognized by the elongate oval (o') or ovoid ([female]) body that is covered with dark, semierect, slivery scale like setae (Figs.