This, however, tasted the way squid should - it was delicately marinated, rather than cloyingly covered in soy sauce, and had the texture of beautifully done scallops rather than over-cooked inner tubes.
No gentler moment has ever been captured, yet it isn't in the least sentimental or cloying .
The story comes close to cloying , but never crosses the boundary.
It breeds a corrupting self-awareness that cloys mind and heart alike.
There's the moist, sticky sensation on the tongue, as the gooey melting thickness cloys one's mouth irresistibly.
The pit swirled down into oblivion, a thick, cloying miasma threatening to devour him if he drew too close to it.
This tale cloys today's palate: we miss the astringent irony which Thomas Hardy would have brought to circumstances like these.
Many have seen the work as escapist or cloyingly sentimental.
You brushed past her gently on the way into the flat, and you almost tasted her perfume, so sickly sweet, so cloying .
He swallowed, the sweetness of the pancakes cloying and thick on his tongue.