Part of speech: noun

A translucent, waxy, solid substance prepared from petroleum. paraffine.

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Usage examples "paraffin":

  1. Her eyes shone defiantly in the glare of the paraffin lamp. - "Colorado Jim", George Goodchild.
  2. He opened it slowly, took it to the small deal table, which held a paraffin lamp, and sat down to read it. - "Lady Merton, Colonist", Mrs. Humphry Ward.
  3. The room was a small one, brilliantly lighted by a paraffin lamp. - "The Sowers", Henry Seton Merriman.