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Origin of banana oil
Words nearby banana oil
Example sentences from the Web for banana oil
These are young fathers, rural farmers, usually growing banana or coffee or subsistence crops.
The State Department found that with high oil prices, the tar sands would be mined for oil, pipeline or no.
Pulling oil from the tar sands is costly, even more so when you tack transportation costs on top.
The focus here was on how fast oil would come out of the Canadian fields.
Total oil production figures include crude oil, natural gas liquids, and other liquid energy products.
In pursuing his alchemical researches, he discovered Prussian blue, and the animal oil which bears his name.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Movement to know that she was attired in appropriate costume—short frock, biped continuations and a mannish oil-skin hat.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
A very small amount may be present after ingestion of large quantities of cod-liver oil or other fats.
Go carefully over the film with an oil-immersion lens, using a mechanical stage if available.
The unindustrious pupil imagines that “p” represents 8, and not “f” or “v,” and translates 1845 into “To pour oil” .Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
British Dictionary definitions for banana oil
Idioms and Phrases with banana oil
Nonsense, exaggerated flattery, as in I should be on television? Cut out the banana oil! The precise analogy in this idiom is not clear, unless it is to the fact that banana oil, a paint solvent and artificial flavoring agent, has no relation to the fruit other than that it smells like it. Possibly it is a variation on snake oil, a term for quack medicine that was extended to mean nonsense. [1920s]