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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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A heavy oil slick stretched nearly four kilometres along the two areas and a top official of the Fujairah Fishermen Association says it has gone even to a depth of one kilometre, making it a serious spill.
SLICK START: Cal Crutchlow before his crash in Valencia.
If you and Slick said you were inviting me out of the goodness of your hearts, I would have known for sure I was going to get the short end of the stick before it was over.
Williams' Nico Rosberg, Mark Webber for Red Bull and Honda tester Alex Wurz, who were the only other drivers who ran on slicks at various stages, were fourth, fifth and sixth quickest.
But the slicks are likely to be seasonal algae blooms and no cause for concern.
Every year we get reports of sewage slicks and, of course, we treat each one seriously and carry out tests,' she said.
Spanish seafood company Pescanova is so impressed with the success of special mesh cylinders in cleaning up the oil slick from the sunken tanker Prestige that it has ordered 20 more of them from the manufacturer, Cardomar.
But the satellite pictures show at least six slicks are being driven towards the land.
Although the company is certain that kids will love how Lickety Slicks transform from a hard frozen pop to a soft and smooth gel in their mouths, it is taking care to provide bonuses for purchasing the products with "Slick Tricks," fun and easy magic tricks included on Lickety Slicks boxes.
Infoterra have been using satellite imaging data to screen the world's offshore basins for oil slicks for over 15 years.
That strategy call followed the one in Australia last month where Button pitted early to change to slicks and went on to win.
Also in March last year, two incidents of oil slicks were reported in the same area.