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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Grease One’s Fist or Palm (To).
 
To give a bribe.   1
        “Grease my fist with a tester or two, and ye shall find it in your pennyworths.”—Quarles: The Virgin Widow, iv. 1. p. 40.
       
S. You must oyl it first.
C. I understand you—
Greaze him i’ the fist.”
       
Cartwright: Ordinary (1651).
 


 Greal (San).Greasy Sunday. 

 
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