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 Oil.Oil on Troubled Waters. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Oil of Palms.
 
Money. Huile is French slang for “money,” as will appear from the following quotation:—“Il faudra que vostre bourse fasse les frais de vostre curiosité; il faut de la pecune, il faut de l’huile.” (La Fausse Coquette, ii. 7; 1694.)   1
 


 Oil.Oil on Troubled Waters. 

 
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