- methyl alcohol.
- (especially in folklore) a supernatural, incorporeal being believed to inhabit the forest.
Origin of wood spirit
First recorded in 1835–45
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Examples from the Web for wood spirit
So he summoned up his courage and addressed the wood-spirit as he thought.Fairy Tales from the German Forests
"We thought he was a wood-spirit—a—a—I can't remember the name," said Cecil.Five Minutes' Stories
Mrs. (Mary Louisa) Molesworth
Wood-spirit, petroleum and coal-tar distillates are condensed in plant of the latter type.
The Tengus of Japanese legend have many of the characteristic marks of the wood-spirit.The Sacred Tree
J. H. Philpot
- chem another name for methanol
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