S ngIS
fis ] / [ fis ]
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lubricant (type)

word type: noun, TKD chapter 3.

This is a mass noun, so it has no plural.


The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

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This word had first appeared in the glossary of the novel Honor Bound as a "lubricant for dispruptor cannons", but was never confirmed by Okrand, until 2020:
ngIS might work for the Tin Woodman's oil, though it is a particular kind of lubricant used for disruptor cannons I am told. A more general word is watrIn. Do you need the verb ("lubricate") or can you work around that?

Jack Bradley asked: watrIn lo' works fine for apply the lubricant?

Sure, why not? Depending on how it's being applied, you might also use lIch or ngoH or vev or ghay; or include 'onroS. Or perhaps QIn "inject."

(Marc Okrand for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, 2020)

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