Oily vs Cocobolo - What's the difference?

oily | cocobolo |

As nouns the difference between oily and cocobolo

is that oily is a marble with an oily lustre while cocobolo is an oily tropical hardwood from central america.

As an adjective oily

is relating to oil.



Alternative forms

* oyly (obsolete)


  • Relating to oil.
  • Smeared with or containing oil.
  • (figuratively) Excessively friendly or polite so as to sound insincere.
  • Derived terms

    * smell of an oily rag


  • A marble with an oily lustre.
  • * 1998 , Joanna Cole, Stephanie Calmenson, Michael Street, Marbles: 101 ways to play
  • Lustered (also called lusters, rainbows, oilies , and pearls)
  • * 2001 , Paul Webley, The economic psychology of everyday life (page 39)
  • But marbles are not only used to play games: they are also traded. In this market, the value of the different kinds of marbles (oilies , emperors, etc.) is determined by local supply and demand and not by the price of the marbles
  • oilskins (waterproof garment)
  • cocobolo



    (wikipedia cocobolo)
  • An oily tropical hardwood from Central America.
  • An old South American coin.