from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A fetid, tarry liquid obtained in the dry distillation of bone. See
Dippel's oil, under oil.
- noun Fatty matter, of liquid consistence at common atmospheric temperature, extracted from bones by heating them with water or by the use of solvents: used in soap-making.
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- noun the liquid portion of bone fat; used as a lubricant and in leather manufacture
- noun dark-colored ill-smelling oil obtained by carbonizing bone; used especially in sheep dips and in denaturing alcohol
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