Oily palm
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]


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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Oilier — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oiliest — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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