from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An oil obtained from the resinous exudations of pine- and fir-trees: used in making colors and varnishes. Also called turpentine-oil.
  • n. An essential oil distilled from the leaves and twigs of Pinus Mughus, and esteemed in German medicine; also, a similar product of P. sylvestris.
  • n. A fixed oil suitable for lamps, obtained in Sweden and elsewhere from pine- and fir-wood by distillation or chemically.


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  • Another 2005 study by researchers at the University of Texas found that when an ozone machine was turned on in the presence of a pine-oil cleaner, it produced "significant increases" in so-called ultrafine particles, a pollutant that is of concern to health experts because of the particles 'ability to penetrate deeply into the lungs.

    Air Purifiers

  • Already the perfumers of Paris make large use of this pine-oil.

    Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 458 Volume 18, New Series, October 9, 1852

  • The MPs returned, mocked him for a while and then poured pine-oil solvent all over his body.

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