greasiness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n greasiness consisting of or covered with oil
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Greasiness The quality or state of being greasy, oiliness; unctuousness; grossness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n greasiness The quality or state of being greasy; unctuousness.
    • n greasiness Hence Deficiency in limpidness; viscosity, like that of oil: said of wines.
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
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    “If a mans gonna eat fried chicken, he's gotta get greasy.”
  • Benjamin Disraeli
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    “I have climbed to the top of the greasy pole!”

Idioms

Climb the greasy pole - Advance within an organisation - especially in politics.
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Greasy pole - (UK) The greasy pole is the difficult route to the top of politics, business, etc.
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Usage

In literature:

The hall was all dirty and greasy like.
"Roy Blakeley" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Old Caroline snapped her chair back beside her greasy table and sat down abruptly to her spoiled ham again.
"Birthright" by T.S. Stribling
You have the outward appearance of a greasy grind.
"Frank Merriwell at Yale" by Burt L. Standish
The horn is distinctly soft to the knife, and has an appearance more or less greasy.
"Diseases of the Horse's Foot" by Harry Caulton Reeks
That greasy individual finished stoking his fire box and replied to her first comment.
"Big Timber" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
Make other children hungry for meat to see them so greasy.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
The greasy nature of this curious form of clay is remarkable.
"Wanderings in Wessex" by Edric Holmes
They tole them if the Yankees ask them if they had enough to eat say, 'See how greasy and slick I is.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
It was of a yellowish-white tint and had a sort of greasy look.
"The Conjure Woman" by Charles W. Chesnutt
Jack Curtiss straightened up angrily as he heard, his face black and greasy from his researches into the engine.
"The Boy Scouts of the Eagle Patrol" by Howard Payson
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In poetry:

I puked up your greasy hair,
Ugly black whore;
You tried to unstring
My guitar.
"My Little Lovelies" by Arthur Rimbaud
And had his master ever seen
The leaves upon his head,
He'd have thought them greasy papers,
But nothing to be read.
"Learning To Read" by Frances Ellen Watkins
Ah, when this slavish love of gold
Once binds the soul in greasy fetters,
How prostrate lies,--how droops and dies
The great, the noble cause of letters!
"Fame _vs._ Riches" by Eugene Field
If he worked for big outfits far out on the plains,
Where they never had use for a packer,
Or back in the hills in the snow and the rains,
With the regular old greasy sacker.
"Introductory" by Bruce Kiskaddon
A year I spent as a lady's hack -
I was growing old and spent -
But she said that the riding hurt her back;
So we parted; and I went
For a while - and it nearly broke my heart -
Dragging a greasy butcher's cart.
"The Cab Horses' Story" by C J Dennis
"Oh, Willie, dearest Willie, I'll go along with you;
I'll dress myself in male attire, and be a shearer too;
I'll shear and keep your tally, my love, and a ringer you will shine,
And I'll wash your greasy breeches on the banks of Riverine."
"Banks of Riverine" by Anonymous Oceania

In news:

Sure, a balanced, home-cooked meal is almost always better for you than greasy fast- food fare, but sometimes the drive-through or airport food court is all you have time for.
The Superdiners give you the greasy lowdown on their fave frites.
The best part is that thanks to YouTube we can watch idiot, after idiot almost destroy their homes all for some greasy goodness.
Greasy water flows from local eatery to Harlingen business.
What's up with my greasy hair.
'Junk,' ' greasy ,' 'dirty' goal saves Caps.
Now, natural-gas workers and their greasy clothing have one Pennsylvania Laundromat owner fuming.
Those Good 'n Greasy Burgers.
A Greasy Slice of Heaven.
Tiny tba w/ Greasy Kid Stuff.
BP's greasy situation earns downgrading.
Polishing Up a Greasy Spoon.
This joint is about as quirky and quaint a greasy spoon as ever there was.
Greasy Kid Stuff R STEVIE MOORE.
Quebec Finds Pride in a Greasy Favorite.
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