Oil"y (?), a. [Compar. Oilier (?); superl. Oiliest.]

1.

Consisting of oil; containing oil; having the nature or qualities of oil; unctuous; oleaginous; as, oily matter or substance.

Bacon.

2.

Covered with oil; greasy; hence, resembling oil; as, an oily appearance.

3.

Smoothly subservient; supple; compliant; plausible; insinuating.

"This oily rascal."

Shak.

His oily compliance in all alterations. Fuller.

Oily grain Bot., the sesame. -- Oily palm, the oil palm.

 

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