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oil spill

noun
1.
an accidental release of oil into a body of water, as from a tanker, offshore drilling rig, or underwater pipeline, often presenting a hazard to marine life and the environment.
Origin of oil spill
1965-1970
First recorded in 1965-70
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  • They pooled together in large groups, like an oil spill in reverse, all this black gathering in one place.

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