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  • verb Present participle of oil.

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Examples

  • Rosa Lee herself ran what are called oiling joints in Clifton Terrace.

    Rosa Lee: A Mother and Her Family in Urban America

  • "We're going to have an interesting time in the springtime," he says, "because we are about to come into the season when life starts teeming in the coastal waters, so one of the big issues that I'm concerned about is what is going to happen to the food chains - the food webs off the coast of Louisiana in particular - where the oiling was the heaviest."

    NPR Topics: News

  • Their skin is not very soft, nor shining; perhaps for want of oiling, which is practised at the southern islands; but their eyes and teeth are, in general, very tolerable.

    A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16

  • Chennai sharan327 Hi hi cool n chilling hyderabad .... bye bye 'oiling' and 'boiling' chennai vidyasagarh have to go back to chennai! the routine beckons from tomorrow

    Gaea Times (by Simple Thoughts) Breaking News and incisive views 24/7

  • Preventive measures such as oiling and larviciding are also carried out to rid the areas of potential breeding habitats.

    Channel NewsAsia Front Page News

  • Eventually, massaging, washing, and oiling of the scalp were together referred to as shampooing, even as some of the more popular methods of the day would have alarmed practitioners of traditional Indian medicine.

    The English Is Coming!

  • Eventually, massaging, washing, and oiling of the scalp were together referred to as shampooing, even as some of the more popular methods of the day would have alarmed practitioners of traditional Indian medicine.

    The English Is Coming!

  • In this month's federal report, researchers said Grand Isle's shore was aggressively cleaned to meet a standard of no visible oil or oiled debris -- beyond a normal level from natural Gulf oil seeps and beach oiling seen before the spill.

    Susan Buchanan: Gulf Beach Cleaning Slows Though Tar Remains

  • "And you forgot Andrews friend in the private healthcare industry oiling the wheels of the ConDem government!"

    Martin Rowson on Andrew Lansley's NHS reforms

  • "And you forgot Andrews friend in the private healthcare industry oiling the wheels of the ConDem government!"

    Martin Rowson on Andrew Lansley's NHS reforms

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