from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The trade-name of a certain grade of naphtha.
- n. A trade-name of mineral oil produced by the destructive distillation of bituminous shale, chiefly in the south of Scotland. It consists mainly of hydrocarbons of the paraffin, olefine, and crotonylen series, and yields as the principal commercial products illuminating- and lubricating-oils and solid paraffin wax for candles.
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