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Definition of Oleaginous

  OLEAGINOUS   adjective
Oily, smooth, sleek.
Disraeli once described the manner of Bishop Wilberforce as 'unctuous, oleaginous, saponaceous.'  And the good prelate was ever afterward known as Soapy Sam.  For every man there is something in the vocabulary that would stick to him like a second skin.
His enemies have only to find it.

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The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911


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