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  • Why, the expense in lamp-oil alone must rival the total of all of the household bills of any normal household put together!

    red dust

  • After he'd cleaned an empty lamp-oil jug and several widemouthed glass jars that had held preserves, herbs, and unguents for her injuries, along with other supplies he had purchased on their journey away from Anderith, he put some gravel in the bottom and filled them with water from the stream.

    Men Don't Leave Me

  • In the meantime, if the gentleman would not very much object to the smell of lamp-oil, and would accept the warmth of his little room — The gentleman, being by this time very cold, instantly closed with the proposal.

    Mugby Junction

  • On another occasion they gnawed away a good deal of the upper leather of my strong boots, and even ate a piece of my mosquito-curtain, where some lamp-oil had been spilt over it some weeks before.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • On the main-deck right aft we now find a space arranged on each side of the well for the propeller and rudder; the lower part of this space is occupied by two tanks for lamp-oil, and above the tanks is a thin partition, which forms the floor of two small sail-rooms, with hatches to the deck above.

    The South Pole; an account of the Norwegian antarctic expedition in the 'Fram', 1910 to 1912

  • Her first effort had been a pair of dragon-lamps, or rather, night-lights; comical, rolypoly fellows who gently burned lamp-oil at a wick in their open mouths.,

    Winds Of Fate

  • "Good seeds beget good crops, and Certis grows oilpods, the kind they squeeze for the scented lamp-oil that Hamor prefers -"

    The Magic of Recluce

  • I supposed the autarch could afford the extra lamp-oil.

    The Magic of Recluce

  • "An opium compound in the lamp-oil," the wizard breathed, as they descended the attic stairs, holding close to the wall so the risers did not creak.

    The Silicon Mage

  • Men feed on them and so do the camels; they make lamp-oil out of them; they say the fish strengthens the camel's back, and they consider it good for camels to go once a year to the sea.

    Southern Arabia

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