rock oil

noun

Examples of rock oil in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Birol said that the conflict could rock oil markets, 50 years after the world was plunged into an energy crisis by an Arab oil embargo triggered by the 1973 Yom Kippur war. Anna Cooban, CNN, 24 Oct. 2023 Distilling rock oil produced multiple interesting compounds, one of which looked like an ideal illuminant. Charles R. Morris, WSJ, 21 June 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1668, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rock oil was in 1668

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“Rock oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rock%20oil. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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