oiled


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oiled

mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. She’s not just drunk; she’s totally oiled.

well-oiled

1. mod. alcohol intoxicated. He was well-oiled and couldn’t stand up.
2. mod. talkative. She was sure well-oiled. I thought she’d never stop talking.
References in classic literature ?
They are rusted so badly that I cannot move them at all; if I am well oiled I shall soon be all right again.
So she oiled it, and as it was quite badly rusted the Scarecrow took hold of the tin head and moved it gently from side to side until it worked freely, and then the man could turn it himself.
And Dorothy oiled them and the Scarecrow bent them carefully until they were quite free from rust and as good as new.
They had seldom seen him eat so heartily at any table but his own, and never before known him so little disconcerted by the melted butter's being oiled.
He told Philip, as he stretched out his tapering fingers, that the Spanish grandees had always slept in oiled gloves to preserve their whiteness.
Well, to make a long story short, we found the island and the treasure--a great iron-bound oak chest, wrapped in many layers of oiled sailcloth, and as strong and firm as when it had been buried nearly two hundred years ago.
Above him was the light, translucent, billowing globe of shining brown oiled silk and the blazing sunlight and the great deep blue dome of the sky.
With an immense and horrifying rustle the balloon brushed against a telephone pole, and for a tense instant he anticipated either an electric explosion or a bursting of the oiled silk, or both.
These were all absolutely gas tight and filled with hydrogen, and the entire aerostat was kept at any level by means of a long internal balloonette of oiled and toughened silk canvas, into which air could be forced and from which it could be pumped.
At first, Borckman's automatic jammed, and he received a caution from Van Horn for his carelessness in not keeping it clean and thin- oiled.
And he could conclude only that there were no warm human men at the other end, only mere cogs, well oiled and running beautifully in the machine.