Oil vs Patrol - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between oil and patrol

is that oil is while patrol is (military) a going of the rounds along the chain of sentinels and between the posts, by a guard, usually consisting of three or four men, to insure greater security from attacks on the outposts.

As a verb patrol is

to go the rounds along a chain of sentinels; to traverse a police district or beat.

oil

English

(wikipedia oil)

Alternative forms

* oyl (obsolete)

Noun

  • Liquid fat.
  • Petroleum-based liquid used as fuel or lubricant.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Yesterday’s fuel , passage=The dawn of the oil age was fairly recent. Although the stuff was used to waterproof boats in the Middle East 6,000 years ago, extracting it in earnest began only in 1859 after an oil strike in Pennsylvania. The first barrels of crude fetched $18 (around $450 at today’s prices). It was used to make kerosene, the main fuel for artificial lighting after overfishing led to a shortage of whale blubber.}}
  • An oil painting.
  • * 1973 , John Ulric Nef, Search for meaning: the autobiography of a nonconformist (page 89)
  • Yet, in another way, I was unable to put Picasso's oils in the same class as Cezanne's, or even (which will no doubt shock many readers) as Renoir's.

    Derived terms

    * burn the midnight oil * castor oil * cod liver oil * cottonseed oil * croton oil * crude oil * essential oil * evening primrose oil * gorli oil * grapeseed oil * mineral oil * motor oil * mustard oil * neck oil * North Sea oil * oil baron * oil field * oilman * oil paint * oil painting * oil refinery * oil sand * oil shale * oilskin * oilsmoke * oil stove * oil tanker * oil well * oily * olive oil * peak oil * pine oil * pour oil on troubled waters * rape oil * rapeseed oil * rock oil * sesame oil * shale oil * snake oil * sunflower oil * sweet oil * tall oil * tung oil * valve oil * vegetable oil

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To lubricate with oil.
  • * 1900 , L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Chapter 23:
  • Before they went to see Glinda, however, they were taken to a room of the Castle, where Dorothy washed her face and combed her hair, and the Lion shook the dust out of his mane, and the Scarecrow patted himself into his best shape, and the Woodman polished his tin and oiled his joints.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=17 citation , passage=The face which emerged was not reassuring. 
  • To grease with oil for cooking.
  • Derived terms

    * unoil

    Anagrams

    * 1000 English basic words ----

    patrol

    English

    (Webster 1913)

    Alternative forms

    * (l) (obsolete)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) patrouille, from (etyl) patrouille, . Related to (l), (l).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (military) A going of the rounds along the chain of sentinels and between the posts, by a guard, usually consisting of three or four men, to insure greater security from attacks on the outposts.
  • (military) A movement, by a small body of troops beyond the line of outposts, to explore the country and gain intelligence of the enemy's whereabouts.
  • (military) The guard or men who go the rounds for observation; a detachment whose duty it is to patrol.
  • Any perambulation of a particular line or district to guard it; also, the men thus guarding; as, a customs patrol; a fire patrol.
  • * (rfdate) A. Hamilton:
  • In France there is an army of patrols to secure her fiscal regulations.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-24, volume=408, issue=8850, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Boots on the street , passage=Philadelphia’s foot-patrol' strategy was developed after a study in 2009 by criminologists from Temple University, which is in the 22nd district. A randomised trial overturned the conventional view that foot ' patrols make locals like the police more and fear crime less, but do not actually reduce crime. In targeted areas, violent crime decreased by 23%.}}
  • (Scouting) A unit of a troop, typically composed of around eight boys.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) patrouiller, from (etyl)

    Verb

    (patroll)
  • To go the rounds along a chain of sentinels; to traverse a police district or beat.
  • To go the rounds of, as a sentry, guard, or policeman; as, to patrol a frontier; to patrol a beat.
  • Anagrams

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