to grease in the hand


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grease \Grease\ (gr[=e]z or gr[=e]s; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
   Greased (gr[=e]zd or gr[=e]sd); p. pr. & vb. n.
   Greasing.]
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   1. To smear, anoint, or daub, with grease or fat; to
      lubricate; as, to grease the wheels of a wagon.
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   2. To bribe; to corrupt with presents.
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            The greased advocate that grinds the poor. --Dryden.
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   3. To cheat or cozen; to overreach. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.
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   4. (Far.) To affect (a horse) with grease, the disease.
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   To grease in the hand, To grease the hand, to corrupt by
      bribes. --Usher.
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