Oiled silk
oiled oiled (oild), a. 1. Covered or treated with oil; dressed with, or soaked in, oil. [1913 Webster]

2. Drunk; inebriated. [slang] [PJC]

{Oiled silk}, silk rendered waterproof by saturation with boiled oil.

{well oiled}, (a) operating smoothly and efficiently. (b) very drink. [slang] [1913 Webster +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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