Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Rectified oil of turpentine, used for burning in lamps and as a solvent in varnishes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Rectified oil of turpentine, used for burning in lamps, and as a common solvent in varnishes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See camphene.

Etymologies

camphor +‎ -ine (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • For domestic purposes the commonest illuminant was "camphine," an oil distilled from turpentine.

    Mr. Punch`s history of modern England, Volume I -- 1841-1857

  • During this time stoves to a great extent took the place of the old-fashioned fireplaces, and tallow candles furnished the means of house lighting in the evening, supplemented toward the end of this period by sperm oil lamps and an explosive burning fluid compounded of camphine and alcohol.

    Living in Dryden: May 2004 Archives

  • The supper was spread on a long table in the saloon up-stairs, and the room was lighted with camphine lamps, -- for as yet gas had not found its way to

    The Golden Lion of Granpere

  • The blackest camphine smoke in a dark room, through which a sunbeam passes from an aperture in the window-shutter, renders the track of the beam white, by the light scattered from the surfaces of the soot particles.

    Six Lectures on Light Delivered In The United States In 1872-1873

  • The supper was spread on a long table in the saloon up-stairs, and the room was lighted with camphine lamps, -

    The Golden Lion of Granpere

  • Look at the picture awhile, ye comfortable folks, who take down from your shelves what books you like best at the moment, and then lie back, amid prints and statuettes, to grow wise in an easy-chair, with a blazing fire and a camphine lamp.

    Alton Locke, Tailor and Poet An Autobiography

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