porpoise oil


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porpoise oil

[′pȯr·pəs ‚ȯil]
(materials)
A pale-yellow fatty oil obtained from blubber of the brown porpoise; soluble in ether, benzene, carbon disulfide, and chloroform; used as a lubricant, leather dressing, and illuminating oil, and in soap stock.
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