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[par-uh-fin, -feen]
  1. paraffin.
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Examples from the Web for paraffine

Historical Examples of paraffine

  • For what are aniline, paraffine, naphtha, and carbolic acid used?

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway

  • It may be fastened to M with paraffine or a drop of sealing-wax.

    How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical Apparatus

    Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John

  • Paraffine is made from crude oil, as is kerosene and gasolene.

  • If paraffine is poured over the jelly, it will keep still better.

    The Laurel Health Cookery

    Evora Bucknum Perkins

  • Cover with paraffine paper and set where it will cool quickly.

    Candy-Making at Home

    Mary M. Wright