What does the word ooze mean?

Usage examples for ooze

  1. A seething, fiery ooze might have flowed there once, but surely never did water make music there. – The River and I by John G. Neihardt
  2. Who would do so, when it is so easy to sit in a canoe and ship silently along the ooze of the creeks? – A Galahad of the Creeks; The Widow Lamport by S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats
  3. I know, indeed, no greater proof of the anxiety and alarm of the Papal government than that so much intelligence should be allowed to ooze out through the Roman press. – Rome in 1860 by Edward Dicey