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Oleo   /ˈoʊliˌoʊ/   Listen

A spread made chiefly from vegetable oils and used as a substitute for butter.  Synonyms: margarin, margarine, marge, oleomargarine.

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"Oleo" Quotes from Famous Books

... properly (although some claim it is not proper to fry steak under any circumstances), it is necessary to have the butter, oleo, fat or grease piping hot, for two reasons: First, the steak sears over quickly, and the juices are thus retained within the steak to better advantage than by the slow process of cooking, but even more important is the fact that the incrustation thus formed not only holds the ...
— Good Things to Eat as Suggested by Rufus • Rufus Estes

... of oleo-saccharine by rubbing some lumps of sugar against the outside of a lemon or Seville orange and scraping away the sugar as it absorbs the essential oil contained in the rind of the fruit. Put the oleo-saccharine with ...
— Facts About Champagne and Other Sparkling Wines • Henry Vizetelly

... the crown of the head, on the breast, between the shoulders, on the right shoulder, on the left shoulder, in the bend of the right arm, in the bend of the left arm, making the sign of the cross at each, and repeating seven times: ungo te in regem de oleo sanctificato, in nomine patris et filii et spiritus sancti. Aided by the attendant cardinals, he then closes the openings ...
— The Duchess of Berry and the Court of Charles X • Imbert De Saint-Amand

... Warren has been confronted with a new proposition in his crusade in Western Pennsylvania against violators of the pure food laws. Judge S. H. Miller of Mercer County, before whom several oleomargarine dealers were recently convicted for the illegal sale of "oleo," has refused to sentence them on the ground that the procedure of the State Pure Food Bureau is persecution and lacking in equity. He takes the position that grocers and saloon keepers, not being expert chemists, should at least be warned previous to arrest, ...
— The American Judiciary • Simeon E. Baldwin, LLD

... some defective spot that was admitting too much coldness; the crazy table shaking with every gust and causing a tiny kerosene lamp to flare up and menace the dim religious darkness by depositing even more lamp-black than was its wont on its already negrine globe; the meagre board of dark bread, "oleo," and molasses; the weird minstrelsy of the hurricane—the whole a harmony of poverty and war. Yet the memory brings deeper pleasure to my mind than that of many costly banquets—and even I have eaten from plates of silver with implements ...
— Labrador Days - Tales of the Sea Toilers • Wilfred Thomason Grenfell

Words linked to "Oleo" :   trans fatty acid, oil, spread, vegetable oil, paste, stick

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