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    Cool Oily Slicks

    I find difficult to know what are slicks in the following sentence:

    The men wore the oily slicks typical of people more accustomed to life on the sea

    Thank You for any assistance.

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    Re: Oily Slicks

    '"slickers" are raincoats.

    Oily slickers are probably certain coats that marine workers wear to repel the rain and water when on ships/boats.

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    Cool Re: Oily Slicks

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    '"slickers" are raincoats.

    Oily slickers are probably certain coats that marine workers wear to repel the rain and water when on ships/boats.
    Yes but this Oily is quite disturbing, isn't it?

    Wouldn't be possible slickers here means layers, oily layers, in the sense those sailors have a look as if bathed in oil?

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