Occasionally it carried on a conversation with its defenders, bringing with it a strong perfume of paraffin oil as it approached.
There was an odor of rancid butter, spilled wine, and paraffin oil.
Then paraffin oil was squirted over everything, and the light applied.
The origin of the inventor of paraffin oil was comparatively obscure.
"I've already apologised for the paraffin oil," said Meldon.
I suppose that the Condy's Fluid and the paraffin oil were—?
Also it is distilled in Scotland from oil shale, from which paraffin oil and wax and similar substances are produced.
Lard oil or a mixture of equal parts of lard oil and paraffin oil are often used for this purpose.
paraffin oil or any liquid dielectric of constant inductivity may replace the air.
Being half full of paraffin oil it instantly set fire to the gauze window-curtains.
1838, from German Paraffin, coined c.1830 by German chemist Karl von Reichenbach (1788-1869), who first obtained it as a waxy substance from wood tar, irregularly from Latin parum "not very, too little," probably related to parvus "little, small" (see parvi-) + affinis "associated with" (see affinity).
So called because paraffin is chemically not closely related to other substances. The liquid form (originally parafin oil) Reichenbach called eupion, but this was the standard meaning of paraffin in English by 1860.