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  • n. Plural form of oily rag.


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  • Despite Forni's pleading, they were throwing their oily rags on the floor to be used again the next day.

    Jack London:Wolf House, A Unique Memorial

  • Note: A team of ten experts in fire investigation headed by Bob Anderson, a retired San Jose State University professor and California forensic expert, met in Glen Ellen in May 1995 and spent four days going through the Wolf House ruins and as a result of this investigation, it was concluded that a very high probability existed that the Wolf House fire was accidental and caused by spontaneous combustion; substantiating the building superintendent, Mr. Forni's claim of oily rags being the cause.

    Jack London:Wolf House, A Unique Memorial


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