as if from a punctured bag

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Would you please tell what does slime-slicked mean?

"She pointed at a house just ahead; there it stood and Sai felt a moment of shock.
It was a small, slime-slicked cube; the walls must have been made with cement corrupted by sand, because it came spilling forth from pockmarks as if from a punctured bag."

I think the red part should be written like this: as if the walls were punctured bag. what's your idea?

It's part of Inheritance of Loss, a novel by Kiran Desai.
Thank you so much.
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    [sand] came spilling forth as if from a punctured bag.

    Does that help?
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