noun Older U.S. Use and Canadian.
Origin of coal oil
Examples from the Web for coal oil
A small coloured boy stood patiently by the stove waiting for his coal-oil can to be filled.The Little Colonel at Boarding-School|Annie Fellows Johnston
The room smelled of fish, tobacco, and coal-oil, and we were obliged to go to the door now and then for fresh air.A Woman who went to Alaska|May Kellogg Sullivan
They were all of wood—heated by soft-coal stoves and lighted by coal-oil lamps.In a Little Town|Rupert Hughes
The torches of the Communards had already set fire to the wood-work saturated with coal-oil.
The discovery of coal-oil and the utilization of kerosene for lighting date back to about 1859.A Backward Glance at Eighty|Charles A. Murdock