lubricous

[loo-bri-kuhs]
adjective
1.
(of a surface, coating, etc.) having an oily smoothness; slippery.
2.
unstable; shifty; fleeting.

Origin:
1525–35; < Latin lūbricus slippery, Late Latin: unstable

lubricious, lubricous.


2. unsteady, wavering, undependable.
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lubricious or lubricous (luːˈbrɪʃəs, ˈluːbrɪkəs)
 
adj
1.  formal, literary or lewd, lascivious
2.  rare oily or slippery
 
[C16: from Latin lūbricus]
 
lubricous or lubricous
 
adj
 
[C16: from Latin lūbricus]
 
lubriciously or lubricous
 
adv
 
lubricously or lubricous
 
adv

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He then took a handful of oakum aud dipping it into the liquid grease in the bucket, made the baboon's tail thoroughly lubricous.
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