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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A trade-name for all liquid products distilled from petroleum which are used for illuminating purposes.


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  • (c. 1510-1590), remembered especially for the use of the ligature in amputations and the abandonment of the burning-oil treatment of wounds, held a position as a surgeon for the French army.

    Medicine in Virginia, 1607-1699


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