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Grease

A slang term for bribery.
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For an hour they dodged and turned and twisted back and forth and around, and hunted each other among the orderly palms.
He decided to give up the pursuit, and lay down in the grass, protected right and left by the row of palms, with on either hand the long avenue extending.
He proceeded cautiously and with hesitation now, moving his finger slowly along the great lines of the palm, and now and then halting it at a "star" or some such landmark, and examining that neighborhood minutely.
But really, you want to let him take a shy at your palms once; it's worth twice the price of admission or your money's returned at the door.
Now, Tom, I've never had a look at your palms, as it happens; perhaps you've got some little questionable privacies that need--hel-lo
Ye should know," says he, "I'm working out the salvation promised by the lines in me palm.
And that's what I'm doing," says I, "for, in my opinion, there's no fortune to be read from the palm of me hand that wasn't printed there with the handle of a pick.
Sure, now, I would be thinking the palm of me hand lied but for the coming true of the nigger man and the blonde lady and--"
Silas now found himself and his cottage suddenly beset by mothers who wanted him to charm away the whooping-cough, or bring back the milk, and by men who wanted stuff against the rheumatics or the knots in the hands; and, to secure themselves against a refusal, the applicants brought silver in their palms.
In the damper hollows the Mauritia palms threw out their graceful drooping fronds.
With parted lips, with palms tight pressed against her heaving bosom, the girl leaned forward, large-eyed, enthralled by the vision of her dead mate.
The broad palms of his tail are flirted high into the air; then smiting the surface, the thunderous concussion resounds for miles.