Soily vs Oily - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between soily and oily
is that soily
is (obsolete) dirty; soiled while oily
is relating to oil.
As a noun oily is
a marble with an oily lustre.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
* oyly (obsolete)
Relating to oil.
Smeared with or containing oil.
(figuratively) Excessively friendly or polite so as to sound insincere.
* smell of an oily rag
A marble with an oily lustre.
* 1998 , Joanna Cole, Stephanie Calmenson, Michael Street, Marbles: 101 ways to play
* 2001 , Paul Webley, The economic psychology of everyday life (page 39)
- Lustered (also called lusters, rainbows, oilies , and pearls)
oilskins (waterproof garment)
- 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