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  • He wore only a soiled T-shirt and a pair of oily-looking jeans.

    Raven

  • I use just a bit of powder on top of the base; otherwise the eye area gets too shiny and oily-looking.

    Best in Beauty

  • At four A.M., Jimmy and Chumley were sitting on Ocean Beach, watching the waves, viscous and oily-looking, slide over the sand.

    My Dreams Out in the Street

  • Delivery men who have scraggly, dark, oily-looking beards and carry the boxes very gingerly?

    Fear and Courage - Pt 1.

  • There was little of the usual boat traffic this morning, in the wake of the fort's burning; the bitter smell of wood ash mingled with the marshy smell of the nearby mud flats, and the water was still and oily-looking.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • Mr. Goad glanced at me with a shudder, as I had gazed at him some three years back; and then he dropped his bad, oily-looking eyes.

    Erema

  • After the concentration has proceeded far enough, the action of the heat is suspended, and the reddish-brown, oily-looking liquid is drawn into the vacuum-pan till it is about a third full; the concentration is completed by boiling the juice in vacuo at a temperature of 150 degrees, and even lower.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • The Master Chief stepped down off the ramp and immediately found himself calf-deep in oily-looking water.

    The Flood

  •     Several hours later, an oily-looking fixer met Chainer on the staircase.

    Chainer's Torment

  • An oily-looking fellow beckoned to him, and Skif went in.

    Take A Thief

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