Definitions

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  • proper noun An American oil company
  • proper noun poker slang A lowball hand with a seven and a six as the two highest cards
  • proper noun poker slang A seven and a six as starting cards in Texas hold 'em

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Examples

  • He owns a Union Oil gas station in Arcadia, Calif., but one of his cars is also a 1975 Oldsmobile.

    Gas tanks are draining family budgets

  • In 1969, 20 years after the advent of offshore drilling, the Union Oil blowout off Santa Barbara forced us to confront its inherent risks and the cost of our hunger for fossil fuels.

    How Far Will the Gulf Gusher Spread?

  • Lolo was off working for Union Oil, Ann taught English at the U.S. embassy, and Barry was overwhelmed in this strange new world.

    Into the Story

  • Lolo was off working for Union Oil, Ann taught English at the U.S. embassy, and Barry was overwhelmed in this strange new world.

    Into the Story

  • After her contract with Union Oil expired, Pancho moved to Hollywood to work as a stunt pilot for movies.

    AS SEEN ON TV: PANCHO BARNES

  • Lolo was off working for Union Oil, Ann taught English at the U.S. embassy, and Barry was overwhelmed in this strange new world.

    Into the Story

  • Lolo was off working for Union Oil, Ann taught English at the U.S. embassy, and Barry was overwhelmed in this strange new world.

    Into the Story

  • As early as 1919, Union Oil hired two former lieutenants, who had done aerial work in France for the American Expeditionary Force, to photograph sections of the California landscape.

    The Prize

  • But the California stockholders of Union Oil rose up in righteous indignation, invoking patriotism against “parties foreign to California and entirely unknown to us.”

    The Prize

  • The dominant producer in California was Union Oil now Unocal, the only major American corporation outside of Standard Oil to have maintained a continuous independent existence since 1890 as a major integrated oil company.

    The Prize

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