spike oil

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n spike oil pale yellow essential oil obtained from spike lavender used in scenting soaps and cosmetics
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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.
Oil prices dropped more than $3 in less than a minute late in the trading day on Monday, just as trading volume spiked.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — In the Colorado mountains, a spike in air pollution has been linked to a boom in oil and gas drilling .
Re "Price spike caused by greed" (Letters, Oct 9): Letter writer Dave Heltman says gas prices are driven by oil company greed.
After California pump price spike, NY heating oil could be next.
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.
Spiked with vitamin-rich, moisturizing white peach oil, these gentle products manage to get your kiddies' tresses squeaky-clean and lushly moisturized, while detangling even the most stubborn knots.
To some experts, spikes in oil prices over the last several years have signaled an ominous turn that could make it nigh on impossible for any president to expand the sputtering US economy as it has in the past.
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.
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.
As the US economy begins to rebound, an odd spike in oil prices may pose trouble.
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