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lamp oil

noun, South Midland and Southern U.S.
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  • Seeds were pressed to give both vegetable and lamp oil, the residual seed cake, stems and leaves being used as cattle fodder.
  • When those ran out, people began asking for lamp oil.
  • Do not put decorative lamps and candles that contain lamp oil where children can reach them.
  • On a practical level, the maidservant's right sleeve traps smoke from the burning lamp oil and channels it into the hollow body.
  • Early settlers used oil from seeps for waterproofing, lubrication, and lamp oil.
  • Mine lamp oil, paraffin wax and fuel for industrial heating or gas manu- facture are not inspected.
  • It was one of the first petroleum fractions to be produced and was used as lamp oil.

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