Examples from the Web for vaseline
Pure mayhem is what happened next, as Tyra ran around the studio screaming to the audience, “You get Vaseline.”
Well, I shall have to go and get that vaseline or Pa's legs will suffer.Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa|George W. Peck
It should early receive the vaseline rub at night which will often loosen up the hardened crusts.The Mother and Her Child|William S. Sadler
Tooth paste one dollar a tube, vaseline 50 cents a small bottle.Letters from China and Japan|John Dewey
Vaseline is also used in the same way to assist in the preservation of old leather bindings still in good repair.Book Repair and Restoration|Mitchell Buck
Vaseline, as not liable to undergo chemical decomposition, is not open to this objection.
1872, trademark for an ointment made from petroleum and marketed by Chesebrough Manufacturing Co., coined from German Wasser "water" + Greek elaion "oil" + scientific-sounded ending -ine. Robert A. Chesebrough was of the opinion that petroleum was a product of the underground decomposition of water.
The name is of mixed origin, being derived from Wasser, water, and elaion [Greek in the original], oil (water-oil), and indicates the belief of the discoverer that petroleum, the mother of Vaseline, is produced by the agency of heat and pressure from the carbon of certain rocks, and the hydrogen of water. ["The Monthly Review of Dental Surgery," February 1877]