Illuminating gas

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See Gas, n., 2 (a).

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
He drew up lists of the most incongruous things and was unhappy until he succeeded in establishing kinship between them all - kinship between love, poetry, earthquake, fire, rattlesnakes, rainbows, precious gems, monstrosities, sunsets, the roaring of lions, illuminating gas, cannibalism, beauty, murder, lovers, fulcrums, and tobacco.
Designed to run on house gas (also known as illuminating gas) once piped through large cities, Otto engines were used to provide power to generators, line shafts and a variety of machinery.