• WordNet 3.6
    • n lubricator a substance capable of reducing friction by making surfaces smooth or slippery
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Boiled grape juice was the fluid used as a lubricant for the first contact lenses. Eugene Flick, who invented contact lenses in 1887, chose boiled grape juice over sugar water to lubricate the thick glass lenses that covered the entire eye.
    • Lubricator A contrivance, as an oil cup, for supplying a lubricant to machinery.
    • Lubricator One who, or that which, lubricates. "Lubricator of the fibers."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Castor Oil®™ is used as a lubricant in jet planes.
    • n lubricator One who or that which lubricates. Specifically— A device or contrivance for keeping the rubbing parts of machines, bearings, shafting, etc., supplied with some lubricant to diminish friction. These appliances are made in a great variety of forms, and may be divided into three classes—those for lubricating the cylinders of motors, those for lubricating the axles of cars and road-vehicles, and those for shafting and machinery in general. In all the aim is the same, to furnish a limited but constant supply of the lubricant to the moving parts. See imperme-ator.
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  • Paul Goodman
    Paul Goodman
    “Comedy deflates the sense precisely so that the underlying lubricity and malice may bubble to the surface.”
  • Norman Mailer
    “The desire for success lubricates secret prostitution's in the soul.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Enthusiasm is very good lubrication for the mind.”
  • Warren Bennis
    Warren Bennis
    “Trust is the lubrication that makes it possible for organizations to work.”


In literature:

The reek of gasolene and burning lubricants hung heavily over the field.
"The Girl Aviators' Sky Cruise" by Margaret Burnham
Lubrication of engine bearings.
"A Catechism of the Steam Engine" by John Bourne
They furnish a natural lubricant to the hairs and the skin.
"Diseases of the Horse's Foot" by Harry Caulton Reeks
Lubrication of the steel is insured by keeping the hemp packing moistened with oil.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 598, June 18, 1887" by Various
You need lubrication too.
"Mr. Prohack" by E. Arnold Bennett
The man bides his time, makes himself popular, secures advocates, lubricates the way, pulls the wires, and slides noiselessly into place.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 1 of 14" by Elbert Hubbard
One was surrounded by animal lubricity in all its immodesty.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 6 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
And for petroleum as a lubricant there is no commercially available substitute.
"The Coming of Coal" by Robert W. Bruere
This is meant to furnish a lubricant for the large intestine.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
And the lubricating process had been liberally supplied.
"The Trail of the Axe" by Ridgwell Cullum
An eye-shade worn by lubricity.
"The Roycroft Dictionary" by Elbert Hubbard
With the lubricant supplied by this timely condition, the bill slid smoothly down all the legislative grooves.
"Benjamin Franklin; Self-Revealed, Volume I (of 2)" by Wiliam Cabell Bruce
Nor was Disraeli in any doubt as to the nature of the lubricant.
"Queen Victoria" by Lytton Strachey
Then a thorough inspection of the pipes and tubing for the fuel and lubrication was made.
"The Boy Volunteers with the French Airmen" by Kenneth Ward
Graphite is used for the manufacture of pencils, dry lubricants, grate polish, paints, crucibles and for foundry facings.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 3" by Various
To lubricate the mucous surfaces, and defend them from the action of the drugs.
"The American Reformed Cattle Doctor" by George Dadd
The same stresses are applied to the spindle through the medium of bearings and lubricant.
"The Energy System of Matter" by James Weir
Lubrication is a subject that should be studied by every gas-engine user.
"Gas-Engines and Producer-Gas Plants" by R. E. Mathot
That lubricant Patricia had no intention of supplying.
"The Maker of Opportunities" by George Gibbs
A fish adorns his flag, and he rides a parrot or sparrow, emblematic of lubricity.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 6" by Various

In poetry:

I'm jolly glad I haven't got a neck like a giraffe.
I'd want to tie it in a knot and shorten it by half.
or, as I wear my collars high, how laundry men would gloat!
And what a lot of beer I'd buy to lubricate my throat!
"Resignation" by Robert W Service

In news:

Biodegradable Wash & Care is effective for the removal of tar, grease, lubricants, diesel, brake fluid, cement and more.
A sealed throw-out bearing for increased lubrication intervals and longer clutch life.
Food-grade lubricants come of age .
All of it needs to be lubricated properly to keep working.
Novagard Solutions, a global supplier of sealants, lubricants and other engineered products, has received trademark registration (U.
Lubricant on the Finished Parts.
Better lubricant control leads to better mandrel bends.
Stadnyk has 21 years of experience in specialty chemicals and lubrication research and development at Lubrizol.
Sunday marks the Emmy Awards show, and we've been on the lookout for a glitzy drink you can make at home to help lubricate the broadcast.
The lubricating, pain relieving injections I use to treat knee arthritis are also called "viscosupplementation".
The 1XP is based on a greaseless design, utilizing pumping for fluid lubrication.
Pro Mix I is designed for the manufacturer that needs to mix and distribute lubrication to a single press.
Saudi Arabia 's Social Lubricant.
Jordan Day of Aberdeen, a sales representative with Schaeffer Manufacturing, recently passed the certified lubrication specialist exam.
Costa Mesa-based industrial lubricant company ProOne Inc plans to move to Houston next year.

In science:

The study of polymer adsorption on a surface is important because of many applications such as in lubrication, adhesion, surface protection, coating of surfaces, wetting, vortex lines, and biology.
Unzipping an adsorbed polymer in a dirty or random environment
The design challenges caused by the extreme cold are dominated by the continued performance of lubricants, the mechanical clearances that may change due to thermally induced dimensional changes, and the operation of electronics designed for a room temperature environment.
Astronomy in Antarctica
Tightly wrapping them in PTFE helps, as does dipping crystals into PFPE lubricants such as Fomblin.
Crystals for neutron scattering studies of quantum magnetism
Two situations are studied: the case of an amorphous solid in a stress-strain test, and the case of a lubricant in tribology test.
Rearrangements and Dilatancy for Sheared Dense Materials
The cycle is followed in the clockwise direction and is remarkably similar to cycles reported in experiments on lubricants. Let me now comment further on the expression chosen for the transformation rates R± .
Rearrangements and Dilatancy for Sheared Dense Materials
For our surfactant which leads to tangentially mobile bubble surfaces, if we consider the viscous dissipation associated with the formation of a lubricating film between the single bubble and the plane, the viscous force f is observed to vary as γ 1/12 (ηv)2/3 .
Dense bubble flow in a silo: an unusual flow of a dispersed medium
We discuss several applications of the effect relevant to the field of microfluidics, focusing on the creation of a nanometer-scale lubrication layer in the phase-separation process and the modification of the slip length.
Phase-separation in ion-containing mixtures in electric fields
The first one relates to the rheological behavior in systems with moving parts, that is field-controlled lubrication.
Phase-separation in ion-containing mixtures in electric fields
Provided the problem of finding bearing lubricants functional in the –80 C winter temperatures can be solved, RICE could be recommissioned as ROAST (“RICE On A STick”) in 2-3 years.
Radiowave Neutrino Detection
In another example, there was concern that changes in cycling rate would affect the distribution of lubricant on a rolling bearing surface.
A Review of Accelerated Test Models
This threshold increases in time as dust gets into the gears and lubrication decreases.
Thirty Meter Telescope Site Testing I: Overview
Figure 6-a shows the strain components e22 and e33 for a compressive strain e11 equal to 20%. Both values are less or equal to 1%, which clearly indicates that the specimen sticks on the compression plates. In figure 6-b, a low viscosity lubricant between the plates and the specimen leads to radial expansion.
Tools for multiaxial validation of behavior laws chosen for modeling hyper-elasticity of rubber-like materials
A combined experimental and computational approach was necessary in order to estimate the amount of friction generated during unconfined compression of brain tissue. A separate set of lubricated and bonded experiments under the same test conditions were performed according to procedure mentioned in Section 2.6.
Mechanical Characterization of Brain Tissue in Compression at Dynamic Strain Rates
Tamura et al. (2007). A combined experimental - computational approach was adopted to determine values of the friction coefficient. Before numerical simulations, it was essential to perform both lubricated and bonded unconfined compression tests under the same controlled environment.
Mechanical Characterization of Brain Tissue in Compression at Dynamic Strain Rates
Combined experimental (bonded and lubricated tests) and computational approach can be adopted to determine values of friction coefficient.
Mechanical Characterization of Brain Tissue in Compression at Dynamic Strain Rates