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oiliness

[′ȯi·lē·nəs]
(engineering)
The effect of a lubricant to reduce friction between two solid surfaces in contact; the effect is more than can be accounted for by viscosity alone.
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Chadband, untwisting the point with his dirty thumb-nail, bestows an oily smile on Mr.
Thus cautioned, Mr Willet, in an oily whisper, recited all that he had heard and said that night; laying particular stress upon his own sagacity, upon his great regard for the family, and upon his solicitude for their peace of mind and happiness.
Done, I say,' added Sampson, rubbing his hands and veiling himself again in his usual oily manner.
Oily brown shadows of faces with a lurid streak in the wrong place, meant Rembrandt.
And now behold Jonah taken up as an anchor and dropped into the sea; when instantly an oily calmness floats out from the east, and the sea is still, as Jonah carries down the gale with him, leaving smooth water behind.
They are not expressive of affection, they are difficult to pack into a parcel of any regular shape, they are hard to crack, even in room doors, and they are oily when cracked; yet I feel that they are appropriate to Miss Shepherd.
So the decision about how frequently to wash hair depends on a person's hair type, scalp texture, how oily the hair gets, and personal preference.
Prof Alice Stanton of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland said: "International guidelines recommend eating oily fish at least once per week, however, many people do not eat fish at all and less than 20% of the world's population have optimal omega-3 PUFA levels.
The four basic skin types that pertain to sebum production are normal, dry, oily, and combination.
Not only can your skin be dry or oily, but it can also be a combination of both.
Like women, men too need a proper skin regimen that fixes skin problems and even prevent them from happening, and if you are someone like me, cursed with an oily or combination skin.
The new variants are clay-based Kaolin with three-way action, which only removes excess oil, retaining essential oils, and protecting the skin from bacterial infections, making it an essential product for people prone to oily skin, and offering a complete regimen.