Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A volatile oil obtained by distilling tar.
“Contrary to tar-oil treatment the treated timber is odourless and can be painted over when it is dry.”
“Nitro-tar, made from crude tar-oil, by nitration with nitric acid of a specific gravity of 1.53 to 1.54.”
“There were at least two problems at this plant: dust from the hot gravel and tar-oil vapors.”
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