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Pigskin is great for oily or wet situations, and elkskin is even better at resisting high temperatures than cow leather.
We stacked ingredients on the floor and pulled oily gray rags from a bag to wipe down counters.
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.
She was in a dream of oily odours and monstrous iron constructions, dominated by the grand foreman: and Edwin was in the dream.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
Captain Vane came from the observatory, his face blazing with excitement and oily with heat, to announce the fact.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.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.
McAuliffe was wiping his massive forehead with an oily rag the half-breed had recently employed for gun-cleaning purposes.
MENOTAHERNEST G. HENHAM
The ripe sugar-cane is perhaps the most fattening of vegetables, if we except the oily seeds and grain.
DOMESTIC ANIMALSRICHARD L. ALLEN

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