kerosene

Part of speech: noun

Illuminating - oil distilled from crude petroleum.

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Usage examples "kerosene":

  1. At nightfall he ran into Teddy's nursery to watch how kerosene lamps were lighted, and when Teddy went to bed Rikki- tikki climbed up too. - "The Jungle Book", Rudyard Kipling.
  2. " I didn'tknow it was kerosene," answered Polly meekly. - "Polly of the Hospital Staff", Emma C. Dowd.
  3. When the music stopped, the glorious illumination seemed to go out and leave only a little straggling light from a few badly smelling kerosene lamps. - "An Anarchist Woman", Hutchins Hapgood.