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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.
There was a responsive twittering and chirping--a low, oily laugh--a silence of a minute or so, and then I heard the opening of the house door.
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.
An Italian shipping company admitted in the US to dumping oily waste and other pollutants at sea rather than paying to dispose of them properly, and will pay a $4 million fine.
Reno, NV, October 20, 2018 --(PR.com)-- Mattify Cosmetics offers those with oily skin and acne a new way to shop for face masks, Customers can select a mask base, then choose from a blend of over 30 Liquid Extracts, Plant Powders, and Essential Oils to target their specific skincare needs.
A diet rich in omega-3s, as found in oily fish, has been shown to have a lower risk of heart disease than those without it.
ADIET rich in oily fish could help delay the menopause, new research has found, while carbohydrates might quicken its onset.