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lamp oil

noun South Midland and Southern U.S.
  1. kerosene.
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  • Kitchen-hearths, of stone, are improved by rubbing in lamp-oil.

    A Treatise on Domestic Economy

    Catherine Esther Beecher

  • There were few other passengers, and the car smelled of lamp-oil.


    Maud Wilder Goodwin

  • The best Lamp-Oil is that which is clear and nearly colorless, like water.

  • And then I had my new frock spoiled when I fell down in the lamp-oil.

    Stories for Helen

    Eliza Leslie

  • These fish are exceedingly fat and large, and the oil obtained from them is used in this land for lamp-oil.