from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of, pertaining to, or consisting of a mixture or combination of oxygen and coal-gas.
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Acetylene is very convenient for optical lantern work on the small scale, or where the oxy-hydrogen or oxy-coal-gas light cannot be used.
"Lindé-air" (oxygen diluted with less nitrogen than in the atmosphere) and acetylene would give as high a limelight effect as the oxy-hydrogen or oxy-coal-gas blowpipe.