He awoke to dogs barking and gunshots, he said, and turned on a kerosene lantern to see what was going on.
Every time I break up with a guy I play “kerosene” in my car on repeat.
The cozy days of lighting the Hofburg Palace with kerosene rather than electricity had come to an abrupt end.
Unfortunately, Jones didn't have those tools available to him, but he did have a Koran soaking in kerosene backstage.
Franz Joseph lit the Hofburg Palace with kerosene lamps and viewed the telephone as a nuisance.
Here he filled a native lamp with kerosene oil and set it in a box upon a stick.
Hence the importance of maintaining export markets for kerosene.
To cleanse the head from lice, rub the scalp and saturate the hair with kerosene.
kerosene was fifteen cents a gallon, and not a customer had been in since supper-time.
By the light of the kerosene lamp she leaned over and examined the figures.
1852, coined irregularly by Canadian geologist Abraham Gesner (1797-1864), who discovered how to distill it c.1846, from Greek keros "wax" + chemical suffix -ene. So called because it contains paraffin (hence the British English name, paraffin oil).