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oilcloth Tweet Definition of oilcloth Like Definition of oilcloth on Facebook
  1. cloth treated with oil or paint, and used for marking garments, covering floors, etc. - Webster, 1913
  2. a fabric treated on one side with a waterproof covering, especially one made from linseed oil etc.; used for flooring, tablecloths, [[kitchen shelves and sometimes furniture covering.
1969 — Ignatius pounded a paw into the on the kitchen table. — w:John Kennedy Toole, John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces, Chapter 9, Page 224
1995: When the Lincolns moved into the Wjite House, it was not furnished, there was on the floor in the State Rooms because of the overflow from the spittoons. - w:Barbara Bush, Barbara Bush, Barbara Bush: A Memoir, p.346.
oilskin Tweet Definition of oilskin Like Definition of oilskin on Facebook
  1. A raincoat made from cotton fabric treated with oil and pigment to make it waterproof.
olive drab Tweet Definition of olive drab Like Definition of olive drab on Facebook
  1. (colour) a greyish green colour, like that of a ripe green olive.
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    1. cloth of an olive drab colour, used often for military uniforms.
  1. (colour) of a greyish green colour, like that of a ripe green olive.
open Tweet Definition of open Like Definition of open on Facebook
  1. A sports event in which anybody can contest; as, the Australian Open.
  2. (electronics) a wire that is broken midway.
The electrician found the in the circuit after a few minutes of testing. sports event
  • Finnish: avoin, avoimet
broken wire
  • Finnish: katkos
  1. (transitive) To make something accessible or removing an obstacle to something being accessible
Turn the doorknob to the door.
  1. (transitive) To bring up (a topic).
I don't want to that subject.
  1. (transitive) To make accessible to customers or clients.
I will the shop an hour early tomorrow.
  1. (transitive) To start (a campaign).
Vermont will elk hunting season next week.
  1. (intransitive) To become open
  1. Adjective, open.
The door opened all by itself.
  1. (intransitive) To begin conducting business.
The shop opens at 9:00.
  1. (context, intransitive, cricket) To begin a side's innings as one of the first two batsmen.
  2. (context, intransitive, poker) To bet before any other player has in a particular betting round in a game of poker
After the first two players fold, Julie opens for $5.
  1. (context, transitive or intransitive, poker) To reveal one's hand.
Jeff opens his hand revealing a straight flush.
adjective (rfc-level, Adjective at L4+ not in L3 Ety section)
  1. (not comparable) Which is not closed; accessible; as, an open gate.
Turn left after the second door.
    • 1908, Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows, Chapter 2
    • : The road, the dusty highway...
      1. (not comparable) Actively conducting or prepared to conduct business.
      Banks are not on bank holidays.
      1. (comparable) receptive, Receptive.
      I am to new ideas.
      1. (not comparable) public, Public; as, an open letter, an open declaration.
      He published an letter to the govenor on a full page of the New York Times.
      1. (not comparable) candid, Candid, ingenuous, not subtle in character:
      The man is an book.
organdy Tweet Definition of organdy Like Definition of organdy on Facebook
noun (plural organdies)
  1. A fine, transparent fabric made from cotton, and usually stiffened.
organza Tweet Definition of organza Like Definition of organza on Facebook
  1. A thin, stiff, sheer fabric that is made from silk or a synthetic yarn, which resembles organdy, and is used in dressmaking.
Ottoman Tweet Definition of Ottoman Like Definition of Ottoman on Facebook
proper noun (wikipedia, Ottoman Empire)
  1. An Islamic clan occupying present Turkey until 1924.
  2. A Turk
  1. Of the Islamic empire of Turkey
Oxford Tweet Definition of Oxford Like Definition of Oxford on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A city in England famous for its university.
  2. Oxford University.

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