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oil patch

noun, Slang.
an area in which oil is produced.
the petroleum industry.
Origin of oil patch
1960-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Another problem never mentioned in talk about huge prosperity in the oil patch is the factor of crystal meth.
  • Often, especially in the oil patch, the term is loosely applied to both drill pipe and drill collars.
  • He said the inspections covered between one-third and one-half of the state's oil patch.
  • The oil patch is not the only area in the energy field that will feel the impact of science and technology.
  • The speed mode of operation, which might be used for example in moving from one oil patch to another, was evaluated.
  • One bird with no band was marked with a dark oil patch on its flank.

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