from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See kerosene.
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- n. kerosene or any unspecified lower grade derivative of crude petroleum
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a general name for mineral oils; petroleum.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as petroleum.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a flammable hydrocarbon oil used as fuel in lamps and heaters
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A senate bill entitled an act incorporating the Maryland and Virginia coal oil company in the county of Taylor, was read a first and second times, and on motion of Mr. PHELPS, read a third time and passed.
This "little dab" of coal oil got the Lamy correspondent off again: "On the third day of the skirmish Turner had the house fired by throwing buckets full of blazing coal oil into it and over it."