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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A layer of oil floating on water or covering the shoreline of a body of water; -- usually petroleum which has leaked from an oil tanker.

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  • ELIOT KAMENITZ/THE TIMES PICAYUNE Boaters put out a hard boom dam as efforts by workers continue in Machais Lake to protect marsh and water ways from oil leaking from BP well in Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, May 9, 2010. oil spill gulf of mexico 2010

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  • ELIOT KAMENITZ/THE TIMES PICAYUNE Boaters put out and oil absorbing boom along marshlands as efforts by workers continue in Machais Lake to protect marsh and water ways from oil leaking from BP well in Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, May 9, 2010. oil spill gulf of mexico 2010

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  • Alphonso unload oil absorbing boom material as efforts by workers continue in Machais Lake to protect marsh and water ways from oil leaking from BP well in Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, May 9, oil spill gulf of mexico 2010

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  • View the current NOAA Gulf of Mexico oil spill trajectory forecasts for Sunday thru Tuesday

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