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Seeping   /sˈipɪŋ/   Listen

Leaking out slowly.  Synonyms: oozing, oozy.

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"Seeping" Quotes from Famous Books

... trick was used for cooling our drinking water whenever we went off on an expedition away from camp. We had a heavy canvas bucket, the kind used on ships. We would fill this bucket with water and then hang it up in the wind. The water seeping out of the pores of the bucket would be evaporated by the wind, and this would, in a few moments, make the water inside delightfully cool. Such buckets may be bought for $1.50 to $2.00 apiece, but ours was a home-made affair, and made somewhat differently from the store kind. ...
— The Scientific American Boy - The Camp at Willow Clump Island • A. Russell Bond

... fire the brigands had laid was dying, and night was seeping ever thickening darkness over the scene. Glinting very slightly in the starlight were the black shapes of ...
— Hawk Carse • Anthony Gilmore

... bullet, while the crew cheered or mocked their efforts in impartial criticism. Mart was amazed to find that after scoring twenty or thirty hits, the shark still plunged and leaped as strongly as ever, although a red trail was seeping out into the water behind him. Finally Captain Hollinger took a hand in the game and with three ...
— The Pirate Shark • Elliott Whitney

... favour. But ghosts and graves! I'm down-in-the-mouth to-day: I must have supped off toadstools on a tombstone, Or happen the droppy weather makes me dyvous: I never could thole the mooth and muggy mizzle, Seeping me sodden: I'd liefer it teemed wholewater, A sousing, drooking downpour, any time. I'm dowf and blunkit, why, deuce only kens! It seems as if Eliza had me fey: And that old witch would be the death of me: And these white walls ... 'Twould be the ...
— Krindlesyke • Wilfrid Wilson Gibson

Words linked to "Seeping" :   leaky, oozing

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