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  • adj. Not having been oiled.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not oiled; free from oil.

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

  • adj. in need of oil treatment
  • adj. not having oil rubbed into the surface


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un- +‎ oiled


  • Judge Holland also dismissed the claims of "unoiled" property owners for devaluation of their property, and the Alaska Natives 'claims for injury to their subsistence culture. "

    Center for American Progress Action Fund

  • The engine room was last and the unoiled door hinges squealed like all the others.

    2009 July « Official Harry Harrison News Blog

  • The alassing stopped the instant the unoiled hinges of the door screeched and the door swung open.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • They already had SANCCOB and Salt River to run; nearly 10,000 oiled penguins at the two rescue centers to feed, clean, and rehabilitate; another 9,000 oiled penguins still in need of rescuing; thousands of volunteers to recruit and train; thousands of abandoned chicks to raise; and now, on top of everything else, they had an island full of unoiled penguins that needed relocating.

    The Great Penguin Rescue

  • In fact, 2001 was a particularly successful breeding season for both oiled and unoiled penguins, due to the influx of huge schools of pilchards and anchovies in the region that year.

    The Great Penguin Rescue

  • Research following the earlier Apollo Sea spill had shown that previously oiled penguins were not quite as successful as their unoiled counterparts at rearing chicks in years when food availability was poor, at least in the first two years following rehabilitation.

    The Great Penguin Rescue

  • In the year following the Treasure oil spill, however, the reproductive success of the previously oiled penguins rivaled that of their unoiled counterparts.

    The Great Penguin Rescue

  • Another 19,500 unoiled penguins were relocated to clean waters 560 miles away to prevent them from becoming oiled as well.

    The Great Penguin Rescue

  • While the breeding success of oiled penguins is slightly lower only 11 percent less than that of never-oiled penguins, their survival rates are the same, which means they will continue to reproduce for as many years as their unoiled counterparts, making a vital contribution to the overall population.

    The Great Penguin Rescue

  • Although formerly oiled penguins have similar incubation success raising eggs to hatching as unoiled penguins, their chicks grow at slightly slower rates, and they seem to lose more chicks as they near fledging.

    The Great Penguin Rescue


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