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  • n. the quality of being oily

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being oily.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being oily; unctuousness; greasiness; oleaginousness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. smug self-serving earnestness
  • n. consisting of or covered with oil


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  • a certain fat and oiliness, which is of a nature akin to warmth; or simply, as surmised in the preceding article, from the confinement and separation of the air.

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  • Nutmeg, lemon, burnt sugar and a kind of oiliness that makes it rich and soulful, with some weight.

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  • In fact, this oiliness, or greasiness, as I was later to learn, was probably the most salient expression of his personality.

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  • The meat is moist and full of flavour, without the tough oiliness of mutton.

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  • Dab them off with a towel, brush with olive oil and Fernch herbs (I skipped that step for less oiliness) and roll the feta sticks in them.

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  • Not the hair, not the oiliness but some bigger, more horrible thing.

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  • At the end of the scutching line, the cooperative uses five criteria to measure quality: oiliness, color, strength, fineness and homogeneity.

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  • You can also apply this gel on your eyelids to avoid creasing on the lids due to oiliness.

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  • June 29, 2009 8: 09 AM sarah the baker yoon said ... really the best red velvet ever?? hmm!! makes me want to drop my recipe now and try this one out! mine uses vege oil, which does keep it moist, but i was always unhappy with the oiliness. im going to try your recipe! thanks!!

    Lady in Red, Red Velvet That Is.

  • "Thank you, Mr. Steward, for looking us up," the Jew took up the idea with insulting oiliness.



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