from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A thick brownish-yellow oil expressed from rape-seed.
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Lamps with cotton wick and rape-oil, paraffin, tree oil and mixtures of alcohol (spirits) with gasoline (benzine) or oil of turpentine are suitable.
The odor is stronger than that of linseed-cake, and differs but little from that of rape-oil.
He looks for a good effect to follow -- that the small profit of raising tobacco "will cause the people to come together to work upon soap-ashes, iron, rape-oil, madder, pitch and tar, flax and hemp."