oleaginous

[ oh-lee-aj-uh-nuh s ]SEE DEFINITION OF oleaginous

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"That's part of my business," he heard Burnham say in his sleek, oleaginous accents.

Religion is for the oleaginous, the fat-bellied, chylesaturated devotees of the table.

In the Fero Islands candles are made from this oleaginous matter.

The presence of soluble salts in an emulsion is apt to occasion the separation of the oleaginous portion.

Mr. Hardie did not at first see the exact purport of this oleaginous periphrasis.

Oleaginous matter floated on its surface, with which the Indians anointed their heads.

The old experienced shoe-wearers preferred an oleaginous, lustreless blacking.

Oleaginous protectives do not prevent, but really favor, the absorption of phosphorus.

Because friction generates caloric, which volatises the oleaginous particles of the stearine matter.

Disraeli once described the manner of Bishop Wilberforce as "unctuous, oleaginous, saponaceous."

WORD ORIGIN

1630s, from French oléagineux (14c.), from Latin oleaginus "of the olive," from olea "olive," alteration of oliva (see olive) by influence of oleum "oil."

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