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grease,

mixture of lubricant and thickener. It is used to reduce friction between surfaces from which oils would leak away or cause damage by dripping, or where lubrication must be assured for extended periods. Many greases are mixtures of mineral oil and soap. The more common of them contain a calcium-base soap that withstands water but not high temperature, or a sodium-base soap that withstands higher temperatures and adheres well but dissolves in water. Other soaps used in greases have bases of lithium, aluminum, barium, or strontium. Nonsoap thickeners include carbon black, which is unaffected by temperature and is therefore used with extreme low-temperature lubricants; silica gel; and bentonite, a clay developed for universal greases. Solid lubricants are sometimes used for extreme bearing pressures and high temperatures. Synthetic oils are sometimes used for special conditions, generally temperature extremes.

grease

[grēs]
(materials)
Rendered, inedible animal fat that is soft at room temperature and is obtained from lard, tallow, bone, raw animal fat, and other waste products.
A lubricant in the form of a solid to semisolid dispersion of a thickening agent in a fluid lubricant, such as petroleum oil thickened with metallic soap.

grease

1. any thick fatty oil, esp one used as a lubricant for machinery, etc.
2. Vet science inflammation of the skin of horses around the fetlocks, usually covered with an oily secretion
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He said that 450 employees of Punjab Land Record Authority, who got jobs by greasing the palms, were removed from their posts.
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eCA They alleged not only the disposal of their cases was delayed, but verdicts were eCAhanded down in favour of the people greasing the palms of judges.
But it is also true that these traders and other 'encroachers' operate by greasing the palms of the police and city government.
" Even after including transportation and other expenses -- which include money meant for greasing the palms of police officers at border points -- they make hefty profit by selling the liquor in Delhi," an official said.
Similarly a number of Afghans in the capital Quetta also complained of police highhandedness and said that they were being released after greasing the palms of the police.
Frank wants Leo to learn a trade, but instead, with Willie's help, Leo signs up for the shady side of Frank's business - greasing the palms of the police and politicians.
A kite manufacturer, who spoke to this correspondent on the request of anonymity, alleged the traders got away with it every time by greasing the palms of policemen.
In Marion James' recent book review she begins by asking the question "Greasing the palms or solving a murder mystery?" The English title for the book, "Baksheesh," says it all.