white spirit

  1. a colourless liquid obtained from petroleum and used as a substitute for turpentine

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How to use white spirit in a sentence

  • He was described in them as "the star of the prairie," as "the light of the steppe," or "the white spirit of the desert."

  • She was like a white spirit fluttering hither and thither, a symbol of the new life that was stirring in the land.

    The White Queen of Okoyong | W.P. Livingstone
  • For every hurt they had one remedy: plenty of "caña," a fiery white spirit, fresh from the still.

    The Log of a Sea-Waif | Frank T. Bullen
  • It is said also that alone among men living, he has seen the white spirit: the Inkosazana.

    The Ghost Kings | H. Rider Haggard
  • She began dancing in the snow, like a little white spirit, tossing her long hair, and laughing softly to herself.

    Old Peter's Russian Tales | Arthur Ransome