Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A machine for expressing vegetable and essential oils from seeds, nuts, fruits, etc. It is commonly of a very simple type, and operated by a screw or hydraulic press. See cut on following page.
“CORBETT, S. (1981) A new peanut oil-press machine fails to improve older methods.”
“Gethsemane" means "oil-press," and olive trees long ago gave Olivet its name.”
“To each was affliction sent for the profit of his soul, as is the flail to the grain, the furnace to the gold, the file to the iron, the wine-press to the grape, and the oil-press to the olive.”
“Granted the fact that in some olive grove on the mountain-side, where an oil-press gave a name to the place (Gethsemane),”
“The name "oil-press" is sufficient indication that it was planted especially with olive trees.”
“The white-grape vineyard where the oil-press stood,”
“Through other arched doors, even at night, there is a glimpse of blindfold camels going round and round in ancient gloom at the oil-press.”
“Granted the fact that in some olive grove on the mountain-side, where an oil-press gave a name to the place (Gethsemane), Jesus withdrew with his disciples on that last night, and all that is important is known.”
“It befel upon a time, which is not in my memory, that the sickness came to the village where our oil-press stood, and first my sister was smitten as to her eyes, and went without sight, for it was mata -- the smallpox.”
“Yet were there the bullock and the oil-press remaining, and we made shift to press the oil as before.”
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