• WordNet 3.6
    • n oiliness smug self-serving earnestness
    • n oiliness consisting of or covered with oil
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Crayola is a French word that means "Oily chalk."
    • n Oiliness The quality of being oily.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The candlefish is so oily that it was once burned for fuel
    • n oiliness The quality of being oily; unctuousness; greasiness; oleaginousness.
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  • James Thomson
    James Thomson
    “A little, round, fat, oily man of God.”


In literature:

A little round, fat, oily man of God.
"Familiar Quotations" by Various
Like a thing in a dream the buck seemed to waver back and forth in the oily sunlight.
"The River and I" by John G. Neihardt
How like a round oily man of God he looks!
"The Secret of a Happy Home (1896)" by Marion Harland
His appearance was not in his favour; there was something oily and fat about him that repelled me.
"Oscar Wilde, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Frank Harris
It was rich, oily and deceiving.
"The Actress in High Life" by Sue Petigru Bowen
Miss Dandy was curling on her finger her oily, rough, black hair.
"The Awakening" by Leo Nikoleyevich Tolstoy
Oily fish are not fed to them, as it is said that the lobsters decrease in weight on such a diet.
"The Lobster Fishery of Maine." by John N. Cobb
He strained and seasoned, and regarded two floating islands of oily substance with disapproval.
"The Stolen Singer" by Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
The skin must be thoroughly washed, occasionally with warm water and soap, to remove the oily exudations on its surface.
"Our Deportment" by John H. Young
These women crowd there to kiss his oily paw.
"Romance" by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer

In poetry:

By the burnished laurel line
Glimmering flows the singing stream;
Oily eddies crease and shine
O'er white pebbles, white as cream.
"Serenade" by Madison Julius Cawein
But just as we stood on the top of the bank,
Three white lights at once through the darkness burst;
And with steady, oily, monotonous clank,
An engine shot past us with tender first.
"Duncan Weir" by Alexander Anderson
This is what Bob Cruikshanks said,
With a doubtful shake of the head,
And an oily hand that began to feel
Round the fringes of his beard so red,
As he leant against the driving-wheel.
"Bob Cruikshanks" by Alexander Anderson
The Minister of State, with ease
Can draw your money when he please;
Although the cash you hold is plenty,
Can quickly leave your pocket empty.
His oily tongue has oft beguil'd;
Yet he must fall beneath the child.
"The Valentine" by William Hutton
That was what Bob Cruikshanks said,
With an oily hand that still would feel
Round the fringes of his beard so red,
While the other felt for a pipe which he
Lit, with a shake of his head at me,
As he leant against the driving-wheel.
"Bob Cruikshanks" by Alexander Anderson
Far o'er the-wild Atlantic we steered our westward way,
Where never voice is heard, my boys, save wail of bird and breeze,
And the cold dead fog it whelmed us and held us night and day
Till a wind came down from northward and tore the oily seas.
"How We Took The Great Galleon" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

The M/V Susan K dumps oily waste at sea in late 2011 or early 2012.
Avoid Fire Hazards When Welding Oily Parts.
Salon Kokopelli's Beauty Secret – Moisturizing Oily Skin.
Diane in Edison says she knows it is very important to moisturize no matter what your skin type is, but her oily skin type is making her bangs oily no matter what product she uses.
Audubon Institute clean oily turtles.
Oily rags left on porch ignited fire that destroyed home.
For years, people who frequent the Carpinteria Bluffs have been wondering what the bubbling oily patch in the grass was near the train tracks along the path toward the seal rookery overlook.
Daycare worker saves children from oily blaze.
Doughnuts were originated in Holland back in the 16?th century, as an "oily cake".
Smoky, 3-alarm fire extinguished in Bayonne building damaged by oily flood during Hurricane Sandy.
Some have had success by wiping off the oily residue with solvent, then immediately gluing the wood together just as you might do with one of the rosewoods.
I'm always on the lookout for a good moisturizer that won't leave my skin oily or start a weird rash on my apparently sensitive skin.
Which styling product doesn't make it oily.
Dania Maxwell/Staff David Gonzales, a worker for Bill Jones Repairs & Reroofs, Inc, refuels at Evans Oil Co mpany on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 in Naples, Fla. Florida Petroleum finalized their purchase of Evans Oily Company Monday.
Omega-3 fatty acids, found in oily fish such as sardines and salmon and once touted as a way of staving off.