What Norman Rockwell was to oil painting, Archie Andrews was to comic books.
The ocean is filled with lots of contaminants, such as plastics, oil, and extra carbon.
I don't mean yachts or ferries, but proper working ships: cargo and container and bulk and gas and oil, the ones we no longer see.
Even that capitulation to the oil industry was not enough for the GOP.
oil companies contend that oil has always leaked into the river.
They are all stimulant and antispasmodic, and are used either internally or as a friction, like oil of amber.
One morning he found that the oil had gushed in nearly to the top of the well.
The assets were twenty-five cradles and an oil painting by an unknown master.
Sometimes they become choked by the impurities of the oil and the flow is lessened.
From acorns the Indians made the oil with which they rubbed themselves.
late 12c., "olive oil," from Anglo-French and Old North French olie, from Old French oile, uile "oil" (12c., Modern French huile), from Latin oleum "oil, olive oil" (source of Spanish, Italian olio), from Greek elaion "olive tree," from elaia (see olive). Old English æle, Dutch olie, German Öl, etc. all are from Latin. It meant "olive oil" exclusively till c.1300, when meaning began to be extended to any fatty, greasy substance. Use for "petroleum" first recorded 1520s, but not common until 19c. The artist's oils (1660s), short for oil-color (1530s), are paints made by grinding pigment in oil.
mid-15c., from oil (n.). Related: Oiled; oiling. An Old English verb in this sense was besmyrian.
Any of numerous mineral, vegetable, and synthetic substances and animal and vegetable fats that are generally slippery, combustible, viscous, liquid or liquefiable at room temperatures, soluble in various organic solvents such as ether but not in water, and used in a great variety of products, especially lubricants and fuels.
Any of a large class of viscous liquids that are typically very slippery and greasy. Oils are composed mostly of glycerides. They are flammable, do not mix with water, and include animal and vegetable fats as well as substances of mineral or synthetic origin. They are used in food, soap, and candles, and make good lubricants and fuels. See essential oil, mineral oil, petroleum.
: We'll have to oil the mayor to get that permit