How to use rock oil in a sentence
It was called rock oil and was hawked about the streets as a sure cure for rheumatism.
It has in one part a spring of petroleum or rock oil, and one of its mountains is a volcano.
That's his centre-bit, and this is the bottle of rock-oil he's supposed to have kept dipping it in to prevent making a noise.A Thief in the Night | E. W. Hornung
Girl in Tranquilla convent that nun told me liked to smell rock oil.Ulysses | James Joyce
It can only be preserved in naphtha, rock oil, or some other fluid hydrocarbon.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II | Arnold Cooley
British Dictionary definitions for rock oil
another name for petroleum
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