Spike-oil

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Spike-oil the oil of spike, a species of lavender
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. spica, an ear of corn.

Usage

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
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In news:

As one might expect, grease and oil fires from turkey fryers play a large role in creating this spike.
Oil prices spike to $103, then drop back .
False report triggers oil price spike.
Oil price tumbles, wiping out previous session's spike.
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.
The partnership began two years ago, after the 2008 spike in crude oil prices prompted Goodyear to evaluate petrochemical alternatives and propose research exploring soy oil's potential in its products.
In the Colorado mountains, a spike in air pollution has been linked to a boom in oil and gas drilling.
PITTSBURGH – In the Colorado mountains, a spike in air pollution has been linked to a boom in oil and gas drilling.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — In the Colorado mountains, a spike in air pollution has been linked to a boom in oil and gas drilling.
Oil prices dropped more than $3 in less than a minute late in the trading day on Monday, just as trading volume spiked.
In the Colorado mountains, a spike in air pollution has been linked to a boom in oil and gas drilling .
PITTSBURGH – In the Colorado mountains, a spike in air pollution has been linked to a boom in oil and gas drilling .
Spike Lee screened his new documentary "If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise" about the Gulf oil spill in San Diego on Saturday.
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