lubricity

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lubricity feeling morbid sexual desire or a propensity to lewdness
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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.
    • Lubricity Lasciviousness; propensity to lewdness; lewdness; lechery; incontinency. "As if wantonness and lubricity were essential to that poem."
    • Lubricity Slipperiness; instability; as, the lubricity of fortune.
    • Lubricity Smoothness; freedom from friction; also, property which diminishes friction; as, the lubricity of oil.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Castor Oil®™ is used as a lubricant in jet planes.
    • n lubricity The state or quality of being lubric or slippery; slipperiness of surface, literal or figurative; hence, instability; transitoriness; evanescence; evasiveness.
    • n lubricity Capacity for lubrication.
    • n lubricity Lasciviousness; lewdness; salacity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Lacrimal fluid lubricates the eyes.
    • Lubricity (lū-bris′i-ti) slipperiness: smoothness: instability: lewdness
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Quotations

  • Paul Goodman
    Paul Goodman
    “Comedy deflates the sense precisely so that the underlying lubricity and malice may bubble to the surface.”
  • Norman Mailer
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    “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.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. lubricitas,: cf. F. lubricité,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. lubricāre, -ātumlubricus, slippery.

Usage

In literature:

But I'll swear I never left those lubricator taps on.
"The Poison Belt" by Arthur Conan Doyle
But finally, thanks to the sun and much rubbing, I succeeded, though I had no oil to lubricate them.
"The Lost Continent" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Captain lubricates his nose.
"Dombey and Son" by Charles Dickens
A little lubricant, too, Might be useful.
"Men, Women and Ghosts" by Amy Lowell
There was a double set of lubricating pumps, ensuring continuity of the oil supply to all the bearings of the engine.
"A History of Aeronautics" by E. Charles Vivian
Another big saving in weight is made by substituting what are known as "auto lubricating" alloys for bearings.
"Flying Machines" by W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
It gets into de lubrications of de skin, sah, and has to be abso'bed.
"Sally Dows and Other Stories" by Bret Harte
Yet I love facts, and hate lubricity and people without perception.
"Essays, First Series" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Attempts were made to obtain lubricants from the peanut and the cotton seed.
"Andersonville, complete" by John McElroy
Attempts were made to obtain lubricants from the peanut and the cotton seed.
"Andersonville, Volume 1" by John McElroy
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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:

Nick Bergus's amusing misfire with a "sponsored stories" on Facebook about a 55 gallon drum of personal lubricant is a caution for any company that wants to leverage social scale through algorithms .
Emerald Polymer Additives, a division of Emerald Performance Materials, introduced Good-Rite 3131 to its portfolio of antioxidants for lubricants.
When Mahoney was arrested, he possessed condoms, erectile dysfunction medication, lubricant, synthetic narcotics and other drug paraphernalia, investigators said.
Specialty lubricants have particular properties and characteristics for special applications.
Many small problems can arise from improper or lack of lubrication.
Proper lubrication is critical in helping to reduce component wear, minimize lubricant consumption, and sustain the performance and reliability of machinery.
Cobra Moto and Bel -Ray Company, Inc in August announced a strategic partnership built on a racing platform showcasing Bel -Ray's lubricants and support team that will provide backing to Cobra's Factory, National and National Plus teams.
OW Bunker to acquire the entire share capital of marine fuels & lubricants supplier Bergen Bunkers AS.
Lubricate the chain with a product designed for bicycles .
Other brake parts that may be needed when pads are replaced include new disc brake rotors, calipers, brake hoses, steel brake lines, brake fluid (DOt 3 or DOT 4) and brake lubricant (for caliper mounts and bushings).
Cash flow is the lubricant that enables all businesses to function.
Cleaning and sharpening, adjusting and lubricating parts as needed.
Traditional rash guards and lubricants do not prevent board rash .
Does recreating on your PC involve lubrication.
The term ˜Shell Lubricants™ collectively refers to the companies of the Shell Group engaged in the lubricants business.
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In science:

This is probably due to the tails providing a lubricating barrier between the smectic layers that serves to decorrelate the order within neighboring layers.
Dipolar interactions, molecular flexibility, and flexoelectricity in bent-core liquid crystals
In this case we can use the so-called “lubrication” approximation for the solution of the Laplace equation.
Melting of alloys along the inter-phase boundaries in eutectic and peritectic systems
The additional assumption of small opening angles ϕ at the triple junction plays only a technical role and allows to solve the posed problem essentially analytically using the lubrication approximation for the diffusion field in the liquid phase.
Melting of alloys along the inter-phase boundaries in eutectic and peritectic systems
Schillinger, Proposed combination of CAD data and discrete tomography for the detection of coking and lubricants in turbine blades or engines, Electronic Notes in Discrete Mathematics 20 (2005) 493-499.
Stability results for uniquely determined sets from two directions in discrete tomography
Schillinger, Proposed combination of CAD data and discrete tomography for the detection of coking and lubricants in turbine blades or engines, Electronic Notes in Discrete Mathematics 20 (2005) 493-499.
On the difference between solutions of discrete tomography problems
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