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oil derrick

derrick (def 2).
Origin of oil derrick
1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Esquire magazine recently printed a list of rumors, including one that had him living under an oil derrick.
  • It must be said that an oil derrick is one of the more majestic artifacts of industrial capitalism.
  • Outdoor exhibits include a working wooden oil derrick and oil field equipment.
  • The employee worked on an oil derrick as a driller for the employer.

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