Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The egg of a shark as it lies in the oviduct.
“She nodded, white kerchief bobbing over her oil-bottle and rag.”
“DEAR MR. EDITOR, -- A London carpenter whom I know for a long time constantly found the oil-bottle attached to his lathe emptied of its contents.”
“Look at Georgy's priest dangling from one button, his oil-bottle from another, his weighing machine from another.”
“If you need clothes, why there stands my own chest; flowers grow in profusion and the oil-bottle rests never empty beside my humble bed; and in the hot hours of the afternoon there is the beautifulest pool where one can bathe and wash one's lovely hair.”
“ But, looking a little nearer to it, he perceived in the colour and smell that it was not blood, but the balsam of his masters oil-bottle; whereat he instantly took such a loathing, that his stomach likewise turned, and he vomited out his very bowels almost, all in his masters face.”
“He put the bat back into its case, corked the oil-bottle, and again stood looking at his household gods.”
“Nay, I fear I should have found the bridge with some scene of modern life upon it, and brought away in my remembrance an old woman with an oil-bottle, or a straggling boy with a tumbler, and a very little wine in it.”
“The butter and candles, the soap and cheese, the salt and sugar, the bread and onions, the oil-bottle and the brandy-bottle, for example, had to be put in places where the motion of the vessel could not roll them together, and where, also, we could any of us find them at a moment's notice.”
“stands down" is to take out his oil-bottle and cleaning apparatus and clean his rifle.”
“He then asked for some vial to pour it into, and as there was not one in the inn, he decided on putting it into a tin oil-bottle or flask of which the host made him a free gift; and over the flask he repeated more than eighty paternosters and as many more ave-marias, salves, and credos, accompanying each word with a cross by way of benediction, at all which there were present Sancho, the innkeeper, and the cuadrillero; for the carrier was now peacefully engaged in attending to the comfort of his mules.”
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