Recent Examples of oil slick from the Web
That reduces the chances of a crude-style oil slick.
Earlier, the Chinese government said the sunken tanker had created two oil slicks.
But the size of the oil slick from the Sanchi — and the scale of the environmental toll — may be smaller.
Unlike thick black oil slicks commonly associated with environmental disasters, like BP’s oil spill in 2010 or the Exxon Valdez spill in 1989, this type of oil is colorless, partially soluble in water, and only liquid under certain conditions.
An oil slick several miles long and wide spread at the scene.
The oil slicks from the sunken tanker were growing in size, China’s State Oceanic Administration said Tuesday.
Earlier footage showed huge clouds of thick smoke rising from the oil slick that had been burning for more than a week.
The secretary of defense, Robert McNamara (Bruce Greenwood, wearing a frozen smile and an oil slick of hair), thinks the war is going badly but grossly mischaracterizes American progress to journalists.
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First Known Use of oil slick
OIL SLICK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of oil slick for English Language Learners
: a thin layer of oil that is floating on the surface of the ocean, a lake, etc.
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