Grease

Definition of Grease

Pronunciation: grēs
n.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.
v. t.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.(Far.) To affect (a horse) with grease, the disease.
To grease in the hand
to corrupt by bribes.
- Usher.

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