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sweet oil

Origin of sweet oil
1575-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Yolk of one raw egg, sweet-oil added very slowly, until the quantity is made that is desired; thin with a little vinegar.

    Housekeeping in Old Virginia Marion Cabell Tyree
  • She said she had a big bottle of sweet-oil, and faith to remove mountains.

  • Or wounds on the back from the saddle, are most effectually healed by white-lead, moistened with sweet-oil or milk.

    Domestic Animals Richard L. Allen
  • His voice was lubricated with the sweet-oil of willing servitude.

    Just Around the Corner Fannie Hurst
  • Go all over it with a bunch of feathers, or a small brush, dipped in sweet-oil; and then grate bread crumbs all over it.

  • It improves the lace, to wet it with sweet-oil, after it is rolled on the bottle, and before boiling in the suds.

    A Treatise on Domestic Economy Catherine Esther Beecher
  • Then Mary Alice snatched up the bottle of sweet-oil that set there on the table, and started at Kate with it.

  • He was as smooth as sweet-oil with them, and agreed to carry them over till today without any charge at all.

    The Market-Place Harold Frederic
  • Stir and mix it well; then add (a drop at a time) two table-spoonfuls of sweet-oil, stirring all the while.

  • You can do nothing better than keep them moistened with sweet-oil.

    Sturdy and Strong G. A. Henty
British Dictionary definitions for sweet-oil

sweet oil

another name for olive oil
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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