herring oil

herring oil

[′her·iŋ ‚ȯil]
(materials)
Pale-yellow to dark-red liquid obtained from herring; soluble in carbon disulfide, chloroform, and ether, insoluble in water; used in soaps, in leather dressing, and as machinery lubricant.
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7's Passacaglia rinsed with herring oil and soaked in fjord coldness.
In the 1980s, fish processors rendered herring oil and sold it to Hawaiian pineapple growers as fertilizer, creating the first fish byproducts industry in Alaska.