Oily grain
Oily Oil"y, a. [Compar. {Oilier}; superl. {Oiliest}.] 1. Consisting of oil; containing oil; having the nature or qualities of oil; unctuous; oleaginous; as, oily matter or substance. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. Covered with oil; greasy; hence, resembling oil; as, an oily appearance. [1913 Webster]

3. Smoothly subservient; supple; compliant; plausible; insinuating. ``This oily rascal.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

His oily compliance in all alterations. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

{Oily grain} (Bot.), the sesame.

{Oily palm}, the oil palm. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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