Oil of spike


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Oil of spike (Chem) a colorless or yellowish aromatic oil extracted from the European broad-leaved lavender, or aspic (Lavendula Spica), used in artist's varnish and in veterinary medicine. It is often adulterated with oil of turpentine, which it much resembles.
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In literature:

One ounce oil of spike, half ounce origanum, half ounce oil amber.
"The Arabian Art of Taming and Training Wild and Vicious Horses" by P. R. Kincaid
The latter is generally termed oil of spike.
"The Art of Perfumery" by G. W. Septimus Piesse
Take it from my Julia's sweat: Oil of lilies and of spike?
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
Otherwise, turpentine and the fat oil of turpentine, as well as spike oil of lavender.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3" by Various

In news:

In the world of searing condiments, few are as caustic as a properly made mojo de ajo—olive oil spiked with garlic, the soy sauce of Cuba.
Iran has issued two threats that it could close the Strait of Hormuz, reminding the world how it could spike oil prices if the US or Israel attacks.
The latest spike in oil prices has dampened but not doused investors' hopes that the worst of the economic and credit market woes are over.
Barbara Boxer is among the senators asking the Justice Department to investigate the role of oil refineries in gas spikes that occurred in May and October even as crude oil prices were declining.
Six Democratic senators from the West Coast are pushing the US Department of Justice to investigate the role oil refineries played in recent spikes in the cost of gasoline.
President Barack Obama's chief of staff says the administration is looking at the nation's oil reserves as it considers options for dealing with the spike in gas prices AP.
Tom Kloza, chief analyst at the Oil Price Information Service believes that spike will be temporary because of that "demand destruction" caused by business closings, flooded roads and altered travel plans.
Gas prices rose 2.4 cents over the weekend to a national average of $3.38 per gallon, but oil spiked nearly 2 percent as Norwegian oil workers prepared to strike.
Filmmaker Spike Lee is calling a "lie" a US government report that 75 percent of the spilled Gulf Coast oil is gone.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif (AP) — Filmmaker Spike Lee is calling a "lie" a US government report that 75 percent of the spilled Gulf Coast oil is gone.
Bernstein warns that good economic news shouldn't lull us into a false sense of security–there are still plenty of things o worry about, including spiking oil prices.