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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A thick liquid residuum obtained in the distillation of Russian petroleum, much used as fuel.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The residuum from the distillation of Russian petroleum after the more volatile hydrocarbons, up to and including kerosene or illuminating oil, have been driven off.


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