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Grazier
Grazing
grazing fire
grazing land
Grazioso
GRB
GRD
GRE
Grease
Grease bush
Grease cock
grease monkey
grease one's palms
grease pencil
grease the hand of
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grease the palm of
grease the wheels
Grease wood
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Grease moth definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Grease Grease (gr[=e]s), n. [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 (Zo["o]l.), 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.



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