Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, a longitudinal canal filled with aromatic oil, especially characteristic of the fruits of the Umbellifer√¶.

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Examples

  • Euro and China worries for steelmakers aren't new, but the spill and a drilling moratorium could affect the oil-tube and piping business, the firm said.

    Caterpillar, Boeing and AmEx Pace Slide

  • He once stood and looked on at the emptying of a certain oil-tube; he did so watch in hand, and accurately timed the operation; and in so doing offered the perfect type of his profession.

    Records of a Family of Engineers

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