from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See oil.
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Back here in the United States, studies conducted in the 1990s at the University of Illinois helped establish the antifertility effects of pea-oil—so much so that it is now being studied as a possible natural contraceptive.
An 'eve'y tem pea-oil light flicker, look roun' to shee who was.