a city in NW Pennsylvania, on the Allegheny River.
[oil-klawth, -kloth] /ˈɔɪlˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ/ noun, plural oilcloths [oil-klawth z, -kloth z, -klawths, -kloths] /ˈɔɪlˌklɔðz, -ˌklɒðz, -ˌklɔθs, -ˌklɒθs/ (Show IPA), for 2. 1. a cotton fabric made waterproof by being treated with oil and pigment, for use as tablecloths, shelf coverings, and the like. 2. a piece of this fabric. /ˈɔɪlˌklɒθ/ noun 1. waterproof material made […]
noun 1. a paint made by grinding a pigment in oil, usually linseed oil.
adjective 1. (engineering) (of an engine, apparatus, etc) having its heat removed by the circulation of oil
- Of the first water
Of the finest quality, as in That was a play of the first water. This idiom refers to a grading system for diamonds for their color or luster (compared to the shininess of water). The system is no longer used but the term, used figuratively since the early 1800s, has survived it.