Origin of creosote
OTHER WORDS FROM creosotecre·o·sot·ic [kree-uh-sot-ik], /ˌkri əˈsɒt ɪk/, adjectiveun·cre·o·sot·ed, adjective
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How to use creosote in a sentence
If you have a wood-burning fireplace or stove, creosote can build up in your chimney.Is your house safe? Use this checklist to find out.|Jean Feingold|September 7, 2021|Popular-Science
The company says this produces wood that ignites easier and burns cleaner, with less creosote and ash.
Acres: 317 Population: 10,000 Toxic chemicals: 70 History: Another creosote victim.
For three decades up to 1971 the Koppers Co.—now Beazer East—used creosote and PCPs to treat telephone poles.
Ponds, wetlands, groundwater and soil in and around the site were contaminated through the years with chemicals found in creosote.
The EPA removed 200 tons of creosote-contaminated soil from the site in February 1999.
And each day before breakfast we soaked the seams of our clothes in vile-smelling creosote to kill off the lice and nits.Tramping on Life|Harry Kemp
A small quantity of the creosote passed over the surface of these with a feather, immediately removes the fetid odours.History of Embalming|J. N. Gannal
Some collectors, with indifferent olfactory sense, moisten the cork of their boxes with creosote.Directions for Collecting and Preserving Insects|C. V. Riley
In fact, various forms of creosote are best-known preservers of organic matter.Shelters, Shacks and Shanties|D.C. Beard
If you have any doubt about it, know that the desert begins with the creosote.The Land of Little Rain|Mary Austin