Presently there were mutual introductions across the fronded celery and the self-lubricating ripe olive.
The body machine is self-building or self-growing, self-lubricating and self-repairing.
The hubs of the links are bushed with bronze, and have a graphite "inlay," which makes them self-lubricating.
Pistons and glands are packed with soapstone, or other self-lubricating packing; and no oil is required except for bearings, etc.
1620s, "to make slippery or smooth" (especially by the application of an oil), from Latin lubricatus, past participle of lubricare "to make slippery or smooth," from lubricus "slippery" (see lubricant (adj.)). Related: Lubricated; lubricating. Earlier verb was lubrify (1610s), from Medieval Latin lubrificare.