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a hydrocarbon mixture, heavier than water, distilled from coal tar
THINGAMABOB OR THINGUMMY: CAN YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE US AND UK TERMS IN THIS QUIZ?
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
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How to use heavy oil in a sentence
The rain was falling in torrents and pattering on the heavy oil-skin clothing of the watchers.
Diethyl selenide (C2H5)2Se, is a yellowish heavy oil of unpleasant odor.
For one thing, submarines don't use petrol—they use Diesel engines and heavy oil.The Story of Our Submarines|John Graham Bower
The receiver is changed, and the "heavy oil" comes over; towards the end a thick brown or yellow viscid product is got.A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.|Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer
In that year a patent was taken out by Bethell for preserving timber by impregnating it with the heavy oil from coal-tar.Coal|Raphael Meldola