Recent Examples of kerosene from the Web
Japan’s imports of kerosene rose to a 14-year high last month due to cold weather.
The Fresnel lens first installed in it was lit by kerosene, but was electrified in 1934.
The current fuel for Falcon Heavy is RP-1 (a refined kerosene) and liquid oxygen, which creates a lot of carbon dioxide when burnt.
All woodwork, desks, chairs, tables and doors should be wiped off with a cloth wet with linseed, kerosene and turpentine.
The amount of kerosene in three Falcon 9 rockets is roughly 440 tonnes and RP-1 has a 34 percent carbon content.
The Heavy is made up of three side-by-side Falcon 9 core stages, each equipped with nine SpaceX Merlin engines burning RP-1 kerosene fuel and liquid oxygen.
Standard Oil was originally praised for raising industry efficiency and for lowering the price of kerosene from 26 cents in 1870, when Rockefeller’s market share was 4%, to 7 cents in 1890, when his market share reached 90%.
This includes wood, electric, oil, kerosene, or natural gas.
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Origin and Etymology of kerosene
First Known Use: 1854See Words from the same year
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Definition of kerosene for English Language Learners
: a type of oil that is burned as a fuel
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