rock oil

noun

Definition of rock oil

Examples of rock oil in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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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First Known Use of rock oil

1668, in the meaning defined above

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“Rock oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rock%20oil. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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