burning oil


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burning oil

[′bər·niŋ ‚ȯil]
(materials)
An oil such as kerosine or mineral seal oil suitable for burning.
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A hole in the roof permitted the smoke from burning oil egress; yet the atmosphere was far from lucid.
The sea is full of fire on summer nights all the way down from Novastoshnah to Lukannon, and each seal leaves a wake like burning oil behind him and a flaming flash when he jumps, and the waves break in great phosphorescent streaks and swirls.
Suddenly there was the momentary gleam of a light up in the direction of the ventilator, which vanished immediately, but was succeeded by a strong smell of burning oil and heated metal.
The people of Hemel Hempstead should have been given masks to stop them breathing in fumes from the burning oil.
Our Chronicle archive picture from April 1975, shows Royal County Hotel waitress Ann Black putting out pans of burning oil with a foam extinguisher.
Bill Jones, from Prenton, Wirral, jumped-ship from a burning oil exploration vessel after it was attacked in the Persian Gulf in January 1986.
By the end, as smoke belched into the sky and burning oil turned the green waters black, more than 2400 US servicemen had perished, 21 US ships were sunk, including eight battleships, 188 aircraft were destroyed and 159 put out of commission.
Nuclear fuel costs are about one-third the cost of burning oil to generate electricity, with no air pollution.
21 and obtained by SCIENCE NEWS on March 22, shows two dark plumes of smoke from burning oil wells in southern Kuwait.
Steam Electric Plant, a 610 MW facility burning oil and natural
Senior officials have recently examined the burning oil well, namely efforts for putting out the blaze.
The sturdier vessels collecting and burning oil at the spill site were operating normally, Allen said.