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  • 'The Franks think of the Saracens as oily-tongued and false because they prefer drawn-out diplomacy to plain speaking.

    The Falcons of Montabard

  • Data Jembrong is a native of Mindanao, an Illanun and a pirate; he is slightly advanced in years, but stout and resolute-looking, and of a most polite demeanor -- as oily-tongued

    The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido For the Suppression of Piracy

  • I have never, until now, dared make this assertion in your presence, knowing as I did the great respect you had for the oily-tongued fellow.

    Dyke Darrel the Railroad Detective Or, The Crime of the Midnight Express

  • He was an oily-tongued fellow, and Uriah Hall's son Uriah, Phineas Parker, and Tom Blanchard enlisted with him.

    Ben Comee A Tale of Rogers's Rangers, 1758-59

  • Yet Mrs. Vincent, sweet, strong, kind, and just to everyone, was as blind as a babe to the impositions practiced by the oily-tongued, deferential Dawson.

    Peggy Stewart at School

  • Why should not the people interested take a hand; meet and talk over these little matters with quiet voices and attentive ears, amid surroundings where the unwritten law would restrain ladies and gentlemen from addressing other ladies and gentlemen as blood-suckers or anarchists, as grinders of the faces of the poor or as oily-tongued rogues; arguments not really conducive to mutual understanding and the bridging over of differences.

    All Roads Lead to Calvary

  • That oily-tongued creature hates me with a deadly hatred.

    The Inner Sisterhood A Social Study in High Colors

  • The oily-tongued barbarian, with his soft voice and his bland smile, asseverating that his only interest in life was to do good and make other people happy, stands out in fine contrast with the blunt, straightforward, and truthful New

    The Critical Period of American History

  • He had always disliked and distrusted Mr. McDonald, and he felt intuitively that whatever harm had befallen him had come through the oily-tongued, insinuating man who stood smilingly before him.

    Miss McDonald

  • Sullivan had denounced Mackenzie as a noisy upstart and demagogue; while Mackenzie had characterized Sullivan as an oily-tongued, unprincipled lawyer, who would lie the loudest for the client who had the longest purse.

    The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion

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