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Grease

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Grease \Grease\ (gr[=e]z or gr[=e]s; 277), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Greased} (gr[=e]zd or gr[=e]sd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Greasing}.]

1. To smear, anoint, or daub, with grease or fat; to lubricate; as, to grease the wheels of a wagon.

2. To bribe; to corrupt with presents.

The greased advocate that grinds the poor. --Dryden.

3. To cheat or cozen; to overreach. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.

4. (Far.) To affect (a horse) with grease, the disease.

{To grease in the hand}, {To grease the hand}, to corrupt by bribes. --Usher.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Grease \Grease\ (gr[=e]s), noun [OE. grese, grece, F. graisse; akin to gras fat, greasy, fr. LL. grassus thick, fat, gross, L. crassus. Cf. {Crass}.]

1. Animal fat, as tallow or lard, especially when in a soft state; oily or unctuous matter of any kind.

2. (Far.) An inflammation of a horse's heels, suspending the ordinary greasy secretion of the part, and producing dryness and scurfiness, followed by cracks, ulceration, and fungous excrescences.

{Grease bush}. (Bot.) Same as {Grease wood} (below).

{Grease moth} (Zool.), a pyralid moth ({Aglossa pinguinalis}) whose larva eats greasy cloth, etc.

{Grease wood} (Bot.), a scraggy, stunted, and somewhat prickly shrub ({Sarcobatus vermiculatus}) of the Spinach family, very abundant in alkaline valleys from the upper Missouri to California. The name is also applied to other plants of the same family, as several species of {Atriplex} and {Obione}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

grease

noun

1: a thick fatty oil (especially one used to lubricate machinery) [syn: {grease}, {lubricating oil}]

2: the state of being covered with unclean things [syn: {dirt}, {filth}, {grime}, {soil}, {stain}, {grease}, {grunge}]

verb

1: lubricate with grease; "grease the wheels"


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