Oily

Oil"y

(?), a. [Compar. Oilier (?); superl. Oiliest.] 1. Consisting of oil; containing oil; having the nature or qualities of oil; unctuous; oleaginous; as, oily matter or substance. Bacon.
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2. Covered with oil; greasy; hence, resembling oil; as, an oily appearance.
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3. Smoothly subservient; supple; compliant; plausible; insinuating. "This oily rascal." Shak.
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His oily compliance in all alterations.
Fuller.
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Oily grain (Bot.), the sesame. -- Oily palm, the oil palm.
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