Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A colorless limpid liquid consisting of a mixture of volatile hydrocarbons and having a specific gravity of between 62° and 65° B.

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Examples

  • Good thing, too, since premium benzin is running about $6.50 a gallon here.

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  • Uzbeks said it more matter-of-factly: ish yoq, benzin qummat, pul kam; no work, gas expensive, money little.

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  • As with commuters all over the world, she had a route composed of indirect shortcuts that avoided the handful of traffic bottlenecks and saved a few minutes each day at the cost of an extra liter or two of benzin.

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  • As we crossed the railway line we made our obeisance to the German customs authorities, saluted the black and white barber's-pole stripes of the frontier post, and filled up our tanks with gasoline, which had now assumed the name of _benzin_, instead of _benzine_, as in Holland.

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  • Rosenthal 9.299 reports a rare case of poisoning in a child eighteen months old who had swallowed about a teaspoonful of benzin.

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  • Rosenthal reports a rare case of poisoning in a child eighteen months old who had swallowed about a teaspoonful of benzin.

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  • It dissolves in 20 parts of boiling alcohol, in 100 parts of cold alcohol and in twice its weight of benzin.

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  • It is soluble in alcohol, ether and chloroform, slightly soluble in sulphuret of carbon, insoluble in turpentine or benzin.

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  • Benzin had flames shoot into the air whenever benzin was said during the chorus and till had a flamethower for the final chrosu (disguised as a petrol pump).

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