coal oil


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coal oil

[′kōl ‚ȯil]
(materials)
Condensed liquid from coal distillation.
An archaic term for kerosine made from petroleum.
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Then there was the disagreement over how much coal oil to add in total.
Watch out for the beach tar that gives Coal Oil Point its name, though, as it's not always visible until it gets on your feet.
There were no hospitals for black people in the area around Schaal, and, if by chance you cut your foot while doing farm work, you put coal oil (the equivalent of kerosene) on it.