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Grease

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.

4. (Ear) to affect (a horse) with grease, the disease. To grease in the hand, to corrupt by bribes.

Origin: Greased; Greasing.

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

2. (Science: veterinary) An inflammation of a horses heels, suspending the ordinary greasy secretion of the part, and producing dryness and scurfiness, followed by cracks, ulceration, and fungous excrescences. Grease bush.

(Science: botany) 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.

Origin: oe. Grese, grece, f. Graisse; akin to gras fat, greasy, fr. LL. Grassus thick, fat, gross, L. Crassus. Cf. Crass.


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speculation about the evolution of Talking and Listening

Also, there is the "squeaky wheel gets the grease" effect. "Greased wheels" are more fit.

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by Rap
Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:32 am
 
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Topic: speculation about the evolution of Talking and Listening
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Re: Stuck dessicator lid

You might try dripping a bit of machine oil into the seam so it can penetrate the grease. Having some shorter hydrocarbons diffused into the grease should loosen its grip. Let it penetrate for a few hours, the diffusion likely won't be fast though the grease. Hexane ...

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by DocWillow
Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:24 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stuck dessicator lid
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Re: Stuck dessicator lid

You might try dripping a bit of machine oil into the seam so it can penetrate the grease. Having some shorter hydrocarbons diffused into the grease should loosen its grip. Let it penetrate for a few hours, the diffusion likely won't be fast though the grease. Hexane ...

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by jonmoulton
Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:47 pm
 
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Topic: Stuck dessicator lid
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Stuck dessicator lid

Force, patience and anger... I sympathize. Probably heating the sides where the 2 parts meet might help make the grease a bit more fluid and help sliding the thing apart, but I am not sure if it will work. Having had a fight a few years ago with a nasty dessicator (two people were ...

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by canalon
Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:26 pm
 
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Why do carrots spark in the microwave?

... is a newish (<1 year old) 1100 watt oven. I've only seen this happen with one other food: diced ham. I attribute the ham sparks to the grease in the ham (although if that's true, why doesn't beef and chicken do that?). Ideas (other than go to bed, Michelle)?

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by Sebastian2
Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:29 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Why do carrots spark in the microwave?
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