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- n. Plural form of oil burner.
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They were coal burners rather than oil burners and their selection was due, not to Benson’s reluctance to send his latest ships, but to the Royal Navy’s candid admission that, while it had ample coal, it could not provide fuel oil for America’s new oil-burning battleships.
The man who misrepresented the oil bill Ralph Hale fired his stills with oil burners was implicated.