black oil

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black oil

[¦blak ′ȯil]
(materials)
Low-grade, black petroleum oil used to lubricate slow-moving or rough-surfaced machinery where high-grade lubricants are impractical or too expensive.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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