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sweet oil

  1. olive oil.
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Origin of sweet oil

First recorded in 1575–85
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Examples from the Web for sweet oil

Historical Examples

  • She said she had a big bottle of sweet-oil, and faith to remove mountains.

    The Doctor's Red Lamp


  • Sweet-oil, bacon, salt, and spices sufficient to season the food.

    Industrial Cuba

    Robert P. Porter

  • Put them into a stew-pan with sweet-oil, salt, pepper, and a leaf or two of laurel.

  • You can do nothing better than keep them moistened with sweet-oil.

  • His voice was lubricated with the sweet-oil of willing servitude.

British Dictionary definitions for sweet oil

sweet oil

  1. another name for olive oil
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