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See definition of oiling on Dictionary.com
  • as inapplication
  • as inlubrication

synonyms for oiling

  • treatment
  • administration
  • rubbing
  • administering
  • applying
  • creaming
  • dosing
  • lube
  • grease job
  • lube job
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How to use oiling in a sentence

Then he coolly fell to oiling his rifle, while a fresh wave of fear passed over the shivering Denton.
MENOTAHERNEST G. HENHAM
By a little carefully directed oiling of water a few boys may make an almost uninhabitable region absolutely safe to live in.
A CIVIC BIOLOGYGEORGE WILLIAM HUNTER
Crow at his Toilette, oiling his long hair with bears grease.
ADVENTURES OF THE OJIBBEWAY AND IOWAY INDIANS IN ENGLAND, FRANCE, AND BELGIUM; VOL. I (OF 2)GEORGE CATLIN
As they rested, the big dark fellow took a bottle from his pocket and began oiling the saw.
FRECKLESGENE STRATTON-PORTER
When it has been oiled along the top half, the wheels should be revolved sufficiently to bring the other half on top for oiling.
THE SPORTSWOMAN'S LIBRARY, V. 2VARIOUS
The slides terminate in two lubricating cups designed for oiling the surfaces submitted to friction.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, VOL. XV., NO. 388, JUNE 9, 1883VARIOUS
If she had identified the noise in the first place, she would have concluded that the hinges needed oiling.
ESSAYS IN EXPERIMENTAL LOGICJOHN DEWEY
"Better'n a spear at that," chuckled Burt, oiling the rifle until it worked perfectly.
THE BLIND LION OF THE CONGOELLIOTT WHITNEY
To see the latter polishing and oiling his machinery as carefully as a mother would dress a baby was my chief enjoyment.
HARPER'S ROUND TABLE, AUGUST 27, 1895VARIOUS
An engine of this kind needs just as much oiling and cleaning as a steam engine.
FARM ENGINES AND HOW TO RUN THEMJAMES H. STEPHENSON
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO OILING

  • administering
  • administration
  • applying
  • creaming
  • dosing
  • oiling
  • rubbing
  • treatment
  • grease job
  • lube
  • lube job
  • oiling
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.