Meanwhile, grease has given rise to a whole industry, in which the Canadian firm Sanimax is a major player.
The owners can grease a lot of palms with revenues like that.
What has not changed is that fast-food customers in Janesville and elsewhere can expect to get plenty of grease with their meals.
Even kebab-eaters, reeling from the pub, will grasp a plastic fork to spare their fingers from the grease.
Two men were arrested early Wednesday in Janesville, Wis., home of Rep. Paul Ryan, for allegedly stealing 1,000 pounds of grease.
Those fatal, ill-fitting evening clothes that shine with age and grease.
Cook on a low fire, salt it sufficiently and grease with cream and nothing else.
Why, she runs as smooth as grease—better than when she was new!
I wanted it to grease the saw-mill, and the candle lies on a rock by the brook now.
It would be a vast mistake to suppose, as some of the ancients did, that the grease is really the wheel.
c.1300, from Anglo-French grece, from Old French gresse, craisse "grease, fat" (Modern French graisse), from Vulgar Latin *crassia "(melted) animal fat, grease," from Latin crassus "thick, solid, fat" (cf. Spanish grasa, Italian grassa). Grease paint, used by actors, attested from 1888. Grease monkey "mechanic" is from 1928.
c.1300, from grease (n.). Sense of "ply with bribe or protection money" is 1520s, from notion of grease the wheels "make things run smoothly" (mid-15c.). To grease (someone's) palm is from 1580s. Expression greased lightning, representing something that goes very fast, is American English, by 1832.
To shoot, esp to kill by shooting: He has a gun and might try to grease you (WWII armed forces)
[the verb to grease, ''to bribe,'' is found by 1557; last two senses fr greasegun, a WWII submachine gun]