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Slidell's new marina, which combined federal and local money to build new floating and fixed dock space at what was once an area fouled by a creosote plant, has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Tree stumps and old fence posts rise amid the creosote and waist-high tamarisk.
The smell of creosote floats up from the floor in the factory, made from slices of wood that go back decades, to the days when weapons were packed there.
Burning the tree can contribute to creosote buildup results in a chimney fire.
The fireplace: Have a professional chimney sweep inspect and clean the fireplace and chimney annually –maintenance is crucial to prevent creosote buildups and potential fires.
Dirty chimneys — those with a build-up of creosote — can cause fires.
He had been shipped there for crimes against the Directorate and had spent years driving truckloads of creosote to the canyon and dumping them in.
The huge stones are connected to an equally large timber wall soaked in creosote which mixes in with the hot, humid air of a summer afternoon.
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Origin and Etymology of creosote
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Definition of creosote for English Language Learners
: a brown, oily liquid used to keep wood from rotting
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