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I did him just as well as I knew how, making allowance for the slickness of oils.

No English can compass that amount of slickness; so her speech was left crude.

For example, in his words: Multiply distances by five, heights by ten, and slickness by twenty.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English -slician (in nigslicod "newly made sleek"), from Proto-Germanic *slikojan, from base *slikaz (cf. Old Norse slikr "smooth," Old High German slihhan "to glide," German schleichen "to creep, crawl, sneak," Dutch slijk "mud, mire"), from PIE *sleig- "to smooth, glide, be muddy," from root *(s)lei- "slimy" (see slime (n.)). Related: Slicked; slicking.

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