Not wasting a word on us, the oiler pointed aft over his shoulder, with a grimy thumb.
oiler did not answer him but yelled to Shawn, "Hold her steady and fast!"
However, if the oiler is used instead because of greater ease in reaching them, oil them lightly.
oiler turned to Shawn and said, "We'll not go back to-night."
"Never; though I came pretty near it once 30 while I was an oiler on board of the Hatteras," replied the engineer.
And so the oiler, who was at the oars, turned the boat straight for the shore.
For undoubtedly the owners of the horses were there; and the machine, he knew, was in the sole charge of an oiler.
He said nothing to the oiler, but seated himself on the sofa, and observed his movements.
The oiler steered, and the little boat made good way with her new rig.
A small sight-feed regulator is furnished to control the supply of oil from this oiler.
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