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slick

1. a chisel or other tool used for smoothing or polishing a surface
2. the tyre of a racing car that has worn treads

slick

[slik]
(oceanography)
Area in which capillary waves are absent or suppressed.
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It is revealed that this oil slick is not widely spread in seaward direction and is restricted to intertidal area.
Summary: The Environment Protection Department at the Fujairah Municipality is cleaning up the oil slick washed ashore which polluted the beaches of Mirbiah and Gadfa on Saturday.
The Tech 3 Yamaha rider was on course for his best-ever finish at MotoGP level as his decision to switch to slick tyres at the end of the warm-up lap.
Before submersible vehicles could measure the extent of the Deepwater Horizon plume beneath the Gulf of Mexico, NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites started tracking the growth and movement of oil slicks on the water surface.
This move will offer offshore exploration companies with near-real-time satellite imaging data along with sensitive and easy-to-use sampling and analysis technique to characterise slicks and identify seeps from petroleum systems.
I can't haul it in the back of my Bronco because it's too big, and Slicks exhaust system fell off his truck.
In temperatures hitting 34 degrees Celsius, McLaren test driver Pedro de la Rosa ran for 122 laps, with his best also on slicks, 0.
LARGE slicks of brown, foul-smelling algae could be spotted along the North Wales coast over the summer, Environment Agency officials warned last night.
Experts from Environment Agency Wales said the brown slicks off Southerndown and Porthcawl are actually algae.
Notwithstanding, "in a 48-hour time-frame, great progress has been made associating the effects of winds with those of currents which are a key factor in the dispersal of slicks, particularly in the Mediterranean and the Bay of Biscay".
That is, is it indeed worthy of display, or is the piece simply a collectible, a curiosity that may increase in value as would a pair of Grace Slicks sandals, one of Wood's "axes" or a handwritten set list from Bennett?
The goals are both to prevent oil slicks and to keep seas clean.