What does the word vaseline mean?

Usage examples for vaseline

  1. With cork stoppers evaporation can be in a measure prevented if the cork is first anointed with the petroleum preparation known as vaseline. – Directions for Collecting and Preserving Insects by C. V. Riley
  2. He produced from the haversack or his " war bag," as he called it, at the rear of his saddle, a couple of bottles, one of which contained water of ammonia and another glycerine and vaseline mixed. – The Boy Scouts on the Yukon by Ralph Victor
  3. Just then the man from the circus came, with a long rope and caught the savage beast and put him back in the cage and made him go to sleep, after he put some vaseline on his burns. – Bully and Bawly No-Tail by Howard R. Garis