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a smooth area on the surface of water caused by the presence of oil.
a mass of floating oil covering an area of water, esp oil that has leaked or been discharged from a ship


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    [oil-skin] /ˈɔɪlˌskɪn/ noun 1. a cotton fabric made waterproof by treatment with and used for rain gear and fishermen’s clothing. 2. a piece of this. 3. Often, oilskins. a garment made of this, especially a long, full-cut raincoat or a loose-fitting suit of pants and jacket as worn by sailors for protection against rain. /ˈɔɪlˌskɪn/ […]

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    noun 1. an accidental release of oil into a body of water, as from a tanker, offshore drilling rig, or underwater pipeline, often presenting a hazard to marine life and the environment.

  • Oilspot-glaze

    [oil-spot] /ˈɔɪlˌspɒt/ noun 1. a brown or black ceramic glaze dotted with silvery caused by impurities.

  • Oilstone

    [oil-stohn] /ˈɔɪlˌstoʊn/ noun 1. a block of fine-grained , usually , for putting the final edge on certain cutting tools by abrasion. /ˈɔɪlˌstəʊn/ noun 1. a stone with a fine grain lubricated with oil and used for sharpening cutting tools See also whetstone

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