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 for sliding
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sliding \Slid"ing\, a.
     1. That slides or slips; gliding; moving smoothly.
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     2. Slippery; elusory. [Obs.]
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              That sliding science hath me made so bare.
                                                    --Chaucer.
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     Sliding friction (Mech.), the resistance one body meets
        with in sliding along the surface of another, as
        distinguished from rolling friction.
  
     Sliding gunter (Naut.), a topmast arranged with metallic
        fittings so as to be hoisted and lowered by means of
        halyards.
  
     Sliding keel (Naut), a movable keel, similar to a
        centeboard.
  
     Sliding pair. (Mech.) See the Note under Pair, n., 7.
  
     Sliding rule. Same as Slide rule, under Slide, n.
  
     Sliding scale.
        (a) A scale for raising or lowering imposts in proportion
            to the fall or rise of prices.
        (b) A variable scale of wages or of prices.
        (c) A slide rule.
  
     Sliding ways (Naut.), the timber guides used in launching a
        vessel.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sliding
      adj 1: being a smooth continuous motion

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  52 Moby Thesaurus words for "sliding":
     coasting, coming apart, cracking, crumbling, decadent, declining,
     degenerate, deteriorating, disintegrating, draining, drooping,
     dwindling, ebbing, effete, fading, failing, falling, flagging,
     flow, flowing, fragmenting, glide, gliding, going to pieces,
     languishing, marcescent, pining, regressive, retrograde,
     retrogressive, sailing, shriveling, sinking, skating, skiing, skim,
     sledding, slide, slipping, slither, slithering, slumping,
     subsiding, sweep, sweeping, tabetic, tobogganing, waning, wasting,
     wilting, withering, worsening
  
  

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