Ray-oil

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ray-oil oil prepared from the livers of ray-fish
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. raie—L. raia.

Usage

In literature:

An oil lamp burned upon a high, old-fashioned mantel, casting its dim rays over a dozen repulsive figures.
"The Return of Tarzan" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Within her father sat reading beneath the rays of an oil lamp.
"The Mucker" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
One votary was having a violet-ray facial treatment, the next an oil shampoo.
"Babbitt" by Sinclair Lewis
On the floor, presumably to lessen the chance of any light rays stealing through the tightly drawn window shades, burned a small oil lamp.
"The Adventures of Jimmie Dale" by Frank L. Packard
He stood there vaguely outlined in the gloom by the feeble rays of an oil lamp fixed into the wall just above.
"El Dorado" by Baroness Orczy
Oil and candles alike were scarce, and there was little but the moon's rays to disclose a town to the eye.
"The Rock of Chickamauga" by Joseph A. Altsheler
It was getting dark, and Ray lighted the oil lamp that stood upon its bracket.
"Marion's Faith." by Charles King
Within, with his back towards her, erect and naked to the waist under the rays of an oil lamp swinging from the beam, stood a young man.
"Shining Ferry" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
A ray of light from their single oil lamp shone across his weather-beaten face.
"Madge Morton's Victory" by Amy D.V. Chalmers
The squaw took the oil-lamp from a shelf and lit it, and the dull, yellow rays revealed the disorder of the place.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
Then Ray went out and soon returned with a sealed tin of oil from the wrecked plane, with which he lit the primus stove.
"Astounding Stories, April, 1931" by Various
An oil lamp reeked upon the earthen floor and threw its bilious rays little further than the blankets spread out upon either side of it.
"In the Brooding Wild" by Ridgwell Cullum
Millikan's charge carriers were minute oil drops, which were given elementary charges by means of ionizing rays from radium.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
He was a good Eastern scholar, but the dull rays of a small oil lamp were not helpful in a task always difficult to English eyes.
"The Red Year" by Louis Tracy
When my oil lamp began to throw its rays of brown smell, the Doctor, tired of the effort to exalt the sour dough which was my mind, left me.
"The Sea and the Jungle" by H. M. Tomlinson
For leaving Bordeaux we reached La Reole on foot and at dusk, welcomed only by the fantastic rays of a few swinging oil lamps.
"When Love Calls" by Stanley J. Weyman
An oil-lamp stood upon a wooden box; and its rays made yellow the face of the man stretched upon the camp-bed.
"Tales of Secret Egypt" by Sax Rohmer
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In news:

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, who doubles as President Barack Obama's point man on Gulf Coast oil spill recovery, is pressing America's armed services to consume as much Gulf seafood as possible.
78 Ray Hunt 4.5 65 Dallas, TX oil, real estate.
Ray was born in Oil City, PA to Robert and Ramona Toy Carrow .
Sign worker Ray Messore, of Glocester, R.I. Works on a sign next to one where gasoline prices are posted at a gas station in Pawtucket, R.I. After moving above $100 a barrel last week, oil prices have fallen 7 percent.
Ray Suarez revisits one of the biggest stories of the year - the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
An oil drilling rig is seen September 29, 2010 near Ray, North Dakota.
After BP installed a cap on the head of the leaking Gulf of Mexico oil well , Ray Suarez talks to Greg McCormack of the Petroleum Extension Service at the University of Texas about whether this week's "cut and cap" attempt will stop the leak.
After BP installed a cap on the head of the leaking Gulf of Mexico oil well, Ray Suarez talks to Greg McCormack of the Petroleum Extension Service at the University of Texas about whether this week's "cut and cap" attempt will stop the leak.
Flex Your Engine™ with Bel-Ray® Gear Saver Transmission Oil, a premium transmission oil specifically developed for the unique demands of all motorcycle transmissions equipped with wet clutches.
Oil-free fryer cooks turkey with infrared rays.
Head coach Tom Coughlin of the New York Giants hugs US Army Chief of Staff Gen Ray Odierno after defeating the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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