lamp oil


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lamp oil

n.
1. Oil or kerosene burned in lamps to provide light and heat.
2. Kerosene that has been refined in order to limit the amount of pollutants it expels when burned.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lamp oil - a flammable hydrocarbon oil used as fuel in lamps and heaterslamp oil - a flammable hydrocarbon oil used as fuel in lamps and heaters
fuel - a substance that can be consumed to produce energy; "more fuel is needed during the winter months"; "they developed alternative fuels for aircraft"
hydrocarbon - an organic compound containing only carbon and hydrogen
paraffin oil, paraffin - (British usage) kerosine
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The lamp oil had been drunk, the wicks cut up for food, the candles eaten.
When he moved to southern Illinois, he purchased a farm near the village of Bainbridge, west of Marion, became a lamp oil salesman and continued teaching at the Bainbridge school.
cabbage, turnip, bok choy, mustard greens) but the seeds from some brassica species also have been a source of oil for more than 4,000 years, with the oil used initially as lamp oil, then as an industrial lubricant, and more recently as edible oil.
312 / 2004 on the Statute of the National Bank of Romania, starting with November 20, 2017 , the NBR will launch in the numismatic circuit a coin made of tombac copper dedicated to the 160th anniversary of the introduction of public lighting with lamp oil in Bucharest .
Behind that were the ideas of railway engineer Anton Zeller and pharmacist Paul Gmelin to use the slate quarries of the so-called 'plains' in Gross-Eislingen for the distillation and extraction of lamp oil and heating oil.
I was even told to deliver half a dozen 6-inch nails, swap an old cast iron mangle for a table top one, deliver slabs, sand, cement, lamp oil.
Gesner developed a fractional distillation method to produce the new synthetic lamp oil from coal, natural tar and, eventually, oil.
Despite this decline, we must point out that the company was able to win the first place in terms of distribution with a market share of 40% in three sub-sectors, namely hydrocarbons of all kinds, aircraft fuel and lamp oil.
Operations during the 19th century focused on the production of kerosene, lamp oil, and paraffin; these products helped supply the growing demand for lighting that arose during the Industrial Revolution.
This leaves plenty of milk to sell, allowing the families to purchase food they can't grow, pay for lamp oil so their children can study at night, and other necessities.
The normal offer of HSD the nation over stands at 600,000 tons for every month, petrol at 400,000 tons, lamp oil at under 10,000 tons and HOBC lower than 6,000 tons.
Cardiff had raised more cash than any other city to support Scott and businesses donated steam coal, cooking utensils, lamp oil and the dock facilities needed before they set sail.