from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of toluene.

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  • n. toluene

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as toluene.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as toluene.


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  • By the end of 1914, the coal-based production of toluol was inadequate, and Britain was perilously close to running out of explosives.

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  • The parts of the toluol plant, meanwhile, were transported to Britain, and were re-erected in Somerset within weeks.

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  • It needed toluol from oil, but there were no facilities to make it.

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  • I am sitting on enough toluol to blow up this countryside.


  • Mowbray patented a mixture of 3 parts nitro-toluol to 7 of nitro-glycerine, also in the proportions of 1 to

    Nitro-Explosives: A Practical Treatise

  • It is well known that in coal-tar is found a series of ammonia-like bases, aniline or amido-benzol, toluidine or amido-toluol, and xylidine or amido-xylol, which are utilized practically in the manufacture of the so-called aniline dye-colors.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 415, December 15, 1883

  • From the hill above Baxter a sniper daily fired with a long range rifle at the toluol tank in the center of one of the mills, and had so far escaped capture, as the tank had escaped damage.

    A Poor Wise Man

  • Owing to the extraction of benzol and toluol from gas for the purpose of making high-explosives it is stated that consumers may have to put up with some decrease in illuminating power.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 150, February 2, 1916

  • Inhalants: amyl, butyl, and isobutyl nitrite (poppers); Carbona cleaning fluid; nitrous oxide (laughing gas); toluol (airplane glue).

    Chicago Reader

  • In 1903, a chemist from Cambridge University had discovered that toluol could also be extracted in significant amounts from Shell’s Borneo crude.

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