[oil-man, -muh n]
Origin of oilman
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Examples from the Web for oilman
Arkady Gaydamak, a Russian-Israeli oilman and financier, explained his elite view of accumulating wealth to me in 2005.21st Century Cronyism: Quite a Profitable Game!
March 18, 2013
The firm is owned by Robert Rowling, a Dallas-based oilman and major bankroller of conservative causes.Rove's Swift Boat Backer
July 23, 2010
The oilman airs soft-focus ads promoting wind power (wind is about right)."The Blood Sporting of Picking Off CEOs"
October 5, 2008
The custom is still kept up by the descendants of the oilman.The Faith of Islam
He stopped at the shop of an oilman, and offered him the honey for sale, and he bought it.
The oilman's ox stands as the accepted type of a weary toiler.Beast and Man in India
John Lockwood Kipling
The potter supplies him with pots, the weaver with cloth, and the oilman with oil.The Case For India
Then she went and lodged with an oilman, who had great jars full of oil.Deccan Nursery Tales
Charles Augustus Kincaid
- a person who owns or operates oil wells
- a person who makes or sells oil
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