Webster 1913 Edition
graisse; akin to
grasfat, greasy, fr. LL.
grassusthick, fat, gross, L.
Animal fat, as tallow or lard, especially when in a soft state; oily or unctuous matter of any kind.
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.
a pyralid moth (–
Aglossa pinguinalis) whose larva eats greasy cloth, etc.
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
(grēz or grēs; 277),
imp. & p. p.
(grēzd or grēsd);
p. pr. & vb. n.
To smear, anoint, or daub, with grease or fat; to lubricate;
as, to grease the wheels of a wagon.
To bribe; to corrupt with presents.
greasedadvocate that grinds the poor.
To cheat or cozen; to overreach.
Beau. & Fl.
To affect (a horse) with grease, the disease.
To grease in the hand,
To grease the hand
to corrupt by bribes.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Animal fat in a soft state; oily or unctuous matter of any kind, as tallow, lard; but particularly the fatty matter of land animals, as distinguished from the oily matter of marine animals.
2.A swelling and gourdiness of a horse's legs, occasioned by traveling or by standing long in a stable.
1.To bribe; to corrupt with presents. [Not elegant.]