What does the word Carbolic mean?

Usage examples for Carbolic

  1. As to fleas, there is a lamentable concensus of opinion that they are the curse of Japanese travelling during the summer, and some people recommend me to sleep in a bag drawn tightly round the throat, others to sprinkle my bedding freely with insect powder, others to smear the skin all over with carbolic oil, and some to make a plentiful use of dried and powdered flea- bane. – Unbeaten-Tracks-in-Japan by Bird, Isabella L. (Isabella Lucy)
  2. " Not but what it's quite clean, miss," Nannie said; " it's been thoroughly washed in carbolic." – The Professional Aunt by Mary C.E. Wemyss