Brings the smell of naphtha from those works half a mile away.
Another of the most important groups of Russian industries is that of naphtha.
Ever notice that London is ringed around with the smell of fried fish and naphtha of an evening?
For what are aniline, paraffine, naphtha, and carbolic acid used?
A strong suffocating smell of naphtha announced something more than ordinarily foul in the neighbourhood.
About four, he asked for naphtha, but the last syllable died on his tongue.
naphtha usually contains several volatile compounds, including benzine and gasoline.
His overcoat was a specious covering, and was not infrequently odorous of naphtha.
The articles are then placed in a stove room for the composition to harden, and to remove the odour of the naphtha.
I suppose we can send the naphtha launch for him if we stop, can't we?'
inflammable liquid distilled from petroleum, 1570s, from Latin, from Greek naphtha "bitumen," perhaps from Persian neft "pitch," or Aramaic naphta, nephta, but these could as well be from Greek. In Middle English as napte (late 14c.), from Old French napte, but the modern word is a re-introduction.
naphtha naph·tha (nāf'thə, nāp'-)
Any of several highly volatile, flammable liquid mixtures of hydrocarbons distilled from petroleum, coal tar, or natural gas and used as solvents and in making various chemicals.