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Synonyms for slipperiness

a slippery smoothness

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the quality of being a slippery rascal

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Slipperiness creates misdirection & surprise--aha!--producing magic & humor.
Silicone emulsions are applied to a surface to provide it with nonstick properties, which allows quicker release of products made in molds such as tires and food containers, and provides lubricity and slipperiness in applications using rollers, such as conveyor belts.
The TA-SFJ Sliding Friction Jig is used to measure tactile qualities like smoothness, slipperiness or stickiness.
Developed by the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, the system relies a real-time method of obtaining information on a road's actual slipperiness based on data collected by the car's own sensors.
They are unaffected by most corrosive liquids, vapors and gases, and are ideal for applications that require durability and slipperiness. The gaskets can be custom-made and filled with glass fiber, carbon or graphite, according to the Sutton, Mass.-based firm.
First written by the late Tilly (formerly, social science, Columbia U., US) in 2004 and now updated for a second edition by Wood (sociology, York U., Canada), this work argues that the array of means by which ordinary people make collective claims on others (dubbed "social movements" for the sake of simplicity and in spite of the analytical slipperiness of the term, which has been used for fads and lobbying groups) emerged as a distinctive cluster of campaigns, performances, and displays at the end of the 18th century and, as such, represented a new, distinctive political form.
The EU certainly doesn't need to adopt any rules regarding the slipperiness of banana skins - it sets unmatchable standards in slipperiness itself.
Oysters, mussels or snails - I don't like the salty taste, the chewyness and slipperiness of oysters and mussels and I can't imagine eating snails, I've seen the trail they leave - think, Brian, The Magic Roundabout.
He added: "Heat can also lead to accidents resulting from the slipperiness of sweaty palms and as a worker moves from a cold to a hot environment, fogging of eye glasses which can obscure vision, presenting a safety hazard."
It can be embossed to prevent slipperiness in deck profiles.
The rubber also has the added slipperiness of England possibly wanting to lose the game if it means going on to face Ecuador rather than the Germans next time out.
Then they developed a substance called HFS that enhances the slipperiness of the fabric surface.
Methods: Part I: Human subject slip events during walking were used to objectively rank the slipperiness of three different surfaces with and without a contaminant (6 conditions).