burning oil


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burning oil

[′bər·niŋ ‚ȯil]
(materials)
An oil such as kerosine or mineral seal oil suitable for burning.
References in classic literature ?
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.
She has not taken a drop, but every one else there is literally burning alcohol, as the lamps are burning oil; some of the men who are sound asleep in their chairs or on the floor are reeking of it so that you cannot go near them.
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.
2003 -- Kuwaiti firefighters put out the last burning oil well in AlUuCUUouRumailah oilfield in South Iraq.
Amy Jo Thomson, 20, of Keith, Moray, whose dad Roy survived after jumping 120 feet from the burning oil platform with his boots on fire, said: "He talks about smelling burning flesh and hair - and people need to realise that actually happened just off the coast of Aberdeen."
'The fire involved a burning oil tanker carrying 5,000 litres of diesel fuel that also damaged part of the factory.
Crew landed at home base and informed maintenance the right engine was burning oil and not developing full power.
THERE is no hope of survival for missing sailors on a burning oil tanker off China, the chief of Iran's maritime agency has said.
No survivors THERE is no hope of survival for the 29 missing sailors on a burning oil tanker off China, the chief of Iran's maritime agency said.
NNA - Iranian state TV is quoting an official as saying there's "no hope" of survival for missing sailors on burning oil tanker off China.
Rabiei called the Iranian and Chinese rescue teams to board the burning oil tanker at the earliest.