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 Meanings and Examples of OIL
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 n.  a thick liquid used as a fuel and for making parts of machines move easily
 v.  a smooth thick liquid produced from plants or animals that is used in cooking
Classic Sentence: (22 in 2 pages)
1  Oh, he was a little man who looked as if he merely lived to oil his hair.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
2  From fire to oil was a natural transition for burned fingers, and Amy fell to painting with undiminished ardor.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
3  They also brought him the little golden cruse of oil, and told him to go and wash in the stream.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK VI
4  Nobody was at home except an old Lapland woman, who was dressing fish by the light of an oil lamp.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SNOW QUEEN
5  I was in the drug business and then I was in the oil business.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 5
6  Gumboes and shrimp Creole, doves in wine and oysters in crumbly patties full of creamy sauce, mushrooms and sweetbreads and turkey livers, fish baked cunningly in oiled paper and limes.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
7  In yet other rooms they were putting up meats in boxes and barrels, and wrapping hams and bacon in oiled paper, sealing and labeling and sewing them.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 3
8  They were new and beautiful, and the color bearer habitually oiled the pole.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 3
9  Sam was there new oiled from dinner, with an abundance of zealous and ready officiousness.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
10  This time a badly oiled hinge suddenly emitted amid the silence a hoarse and prolonged cry.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
11  It was obvious that this gate and those hinges, carefully oiled, were in the habit of opening more frequently than was supposed.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
12  I sought the key of the side-door in the kitchen; I sought, too, a phial of oil and a feather; I oiled the key and the lock.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
13  The Aged especially, might have passed for some clean old chief of a savage tribe, just oiled.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXVII
14  I was surprised to find it had been carefully oiled and cleaned.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In X
15  Hair parted, brushed, oiled, under a green-lined parasol held in a big white hand.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In I
Example Sentence: (91 in 7 pages)
16  Check the oil level in your car every week.
17  You should always check your oil, water and tyres before taking your car on a long trip.
18  The town turned from a small seaside resort into a major commercial centre when oil was discovered.
19  The conflict fostered solidarity among Arab oil states.
20  Most of their oil revenues are used to finance imports of consumer and capital goods.
21  Wood, coal, oil, petrol and gas are all different kinds of fuel.
22  The minister is to hold tripartite meetings with the oil and car industries to discuss ways of reducing pollution.
23  A little oil presently eats out the color.
24  We should save oil, or else there won't be any left in the world.
25  Ever since the oil crisis, the industry has been in disarray.
26  If you fail to oil the engine regularly, it would seize up without warning.
27  Olive oil and garlic feature prominently in his recipes.
28  The local economy is overwhelmingly dependent on oil and gas extraction.
29  This oil acts as a purgative / has a purgative effect.
30  Heat the olive oil over a moderate flame.