What does the word kerosene mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Rudyard Kipling
  2. " I didn'tknow it was kerosene," answered Polly meekly. – Polly of the Hospital Staff by 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 by Hutchins Hapgood