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Palm Oil

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Bribes, or rather money for bribes, fees, etc.

“In Ireland the machinery of a political movement will not work unless there is plenty of palm-oil to prevent friction.”—Irish Seditions from 1792 to 1880, p. 39.


“The rich may escape with whole skins, but those without ‘palm-oilʹ have scant mercy.”—Nineteenth Century, Aug., 1892, p. 312.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Palliate
Palm
Palm Off (To)
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Palm Sunday
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Palmerin of England
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