adjective, oil·i·er, oil·i·est.
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OTHER WORDS FROM oilyoil·i·ness, nounnon·oil·y, adjectiveun·oil·y, adjective
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Pigskin is great for oily or wet situations, and elkskin is even better at resisting high temperatures than cow leather.Welding gloves to keep you safe and comfortable on the job|PopSci Commerce Team|February 9, 2021|Popular Science
We stacked ingredients on the floor and pulled oily gray rags from a bag to wipe down counters.The Toxicity of Restaurant Kitchens Is Exactly Why I Never Reported Abuses|Lindsey Danis|February 4, 2021|Eater
Overall, winter weather calls for a heavier cream, but if you find it uncomfortable or just hate having oily hands, lighter gel-like textures may be better for you—though not as effective.Five tips for taking care of your over-washed hands|Sandra Gutierrez G.|December 20, 2020|Popular Science
It is oily, dark and almost rotten tasting, but it did not make me unwell.Tales of a Jailhouse Gourmet: How I learned to Cook in Prison|Daniel Genis|June 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Like a muffaletta, the bread must be chewy enough to stay tough when wrapped around oily foods.The Jersey Shore’s Biggest Weiners Are at Jimmy Buff’s|Jane & Michael Stern|June 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The meat glistened seductively with melted butter, piled high and steaming on top of a crisp, oily split-top bun.My Big, Buttery Lobster Roll Rumble: We Came, We Clawed, We Conquered|Scott Bixby|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the lean rainy season, the women switched out meat and oily sauces for vegetables.
I always thought Ari Fleischer and Lanny Davis (two of the “experts” advising Snyder on PR) were oily.
She was in a dream of oily odours and monstrous iron constructions, dominated by the grand foreman: and Edwin was in the dream.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
Captain Vane came from the observatory, his face blazing with excitement and oily with heat, to announce the fact.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
The flavor is rich and mellow; a little more oily than Havana leaf.
Immediately, the liquid became pure and colorless and the surface indicated a distinctly oily film.
This fire is built of oily nuts found in the forest, and the thick smoke arises through what would be the neck of the bottle.The Wonder Book of Knowledge|Various