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It will be proper to lubricate the knife with kerosene after the first mark is made.

Lubricate the two stop-cocks with resin ointment (Fig. 137).

The next operation after moulding the bullets is to lubricate them.

In medicine, substances which are calculated to soften and lubricate the parts to which they are applied.

With silon covering to lubricate the cut, there's nothing to it.

To lubricate the mucous surfaces, and defend them from the action of the drugs.

The auxiliary oilers would have to be used to lubricate the cylinders.

This open base not only makes the bearings more accessible, but renders it easier to lubricate them and keep them cool.

Where different materials, such as wood and felt, would rub together they are covered with black lead to lubricate them.

This oil was used to lubricate the anemometer and other instruments exposed outside.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, "to make slippery or smooth" (especially by the application of an oil), from Latin lubricatus, past participle of lubricare "to make slippery or smooth," from lubricus "slippery" (see lubricant (adj.)). Related: Lubricated; lubricating. Earlier verb was lubrify (1610s), from Medieval Latin lubrificare.

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