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Oiliness  n.  The quality of being oily.

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"Oiliness" Quotes from Famous Books

... was much more pungent now, and Frobisher knew that in a few seconds he would recognise it for what it was. Surely, he thought, there was a suggestion of oiliness about it, and—then in a moment he knew. The strange perfume was that of sandalwood oil, and he instantly realised what the circumstance meant. There was a human being in the tent, somebody who had planned murder, or robbery, or both; and the man had oiled ...
— A Chinese Command - A Story of Adventure in Eastern Seas • Harry Collingwood

... we again served a little cocoa for that purpose. They were also put into good spirits by our having killed a small seal, which, the following night, gave us an excellent supper. The meat of these young animals is tender, and free from oiliness; but it certainly has a smell and a look which would not have been agreeable to any but very hungry people like ourselves. We also considered it a great prize on account of its blubber, which gave us fuel sufficient for cooking six hot messes for our whole party, though the ...
— Three Voyages for the Discovery of a Northwest Passage from the • Sir William Edward Parry

... Rev. Mr. Hawks, with his oiliness and smug piety, nor Mrs. Buchanan, with her true womanly sympathy and understanding, could bring Lola Montez back to health, any more than—for all their pills and purges—could the doctors and nurses round her bed. She lay there, day after ...
— The Magnificent Montez - From Courtesan to Convert • Horace Wyndham

Words linked to "Oiliness" :   unctuousness, fatness, greasiness, fat, smarminess, avoirdupois, hypocrisy, oily, fulsomeness, blubber

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