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- n. Alternative spelling of wood alcohol.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Seriously injurious and even fatal effects have been observed as the result of swallowing wood-alcohol (methyl alcohol), or preparations containing it, such as essence of ginger. Injury to vision has repeatedly attracted attention.
- n. See alcohol.
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P.S. And by fuel sources I mean REAL fuel, such as kerosene or wood-alcohol.
Clean your brush in wood-alcohol before putting it away, and keep the shellac bottle tightly corked.
Formaldehyde is evolved either from paraform or from the liquid formalin; formerly it was also obtained by the action of wood-alcohol vapor upon red-hot platinum.
This is a practical use for it, since it will conserve the coal now used for that purpose, furnish satisfactory power without smoke or dirt, provide cheap power in regions that have no coal mines, and lastly may be made to yield valuable by-products: ammonia, acetic acid, paraffin, tar, creosote, and wood-alcohol.
It is even said that the hundreds of acres of sage-brush in the West that have always been considered worse than useless can be made into wood-alcohol and thus become a valuable product.
Then comes the wood for distillation into wood-alcohol for use in manufacture and to furnish power in engines.
It is thought that wood-alcohol will be of especial use to the farmer, since he has so many waste vegetable products, has so much need of power in small quantities and is far from the sources of public service power, such as electric and gas plants.
They had just completed, as a relief from the nightly round of lunch rooms, a wood-alcohol meal of canned baked beans, cheese, crackers, and tinned sweet cakes.
On one occasion there was a party that had a quart of wood-alcohol, and some of its victims died,
We have had the same trouble with wood-alcohol (they call it methylated spirit here), with the same deplorable results.
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