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On May 30, 1921, thousands of white Tulsans instigated a race riot, brutally attacking the town’s African-American community—machine guns and even airplanes dropping turpentine conspired to destroy Greenwood.
Her sculptures, videos, photographs, and installations evoke pine forests, alligators, and the turpentine industry.
Contessa's neighbor had been using turpentine to clean paint off a table, the man explains.
Other products made at the Mackie factory -- which was taken over by Delta Pine Products around the 1940s -- included turpentine, axle grease, paint and pine tar.
In one notorious treatment, turpentine was injected into a patient’s abdominal wall in the hope of encouraging a fever high enough to burn away her hallucinations.
The museum includes numerous replicas of buildings of the type used by early settlers, including a copper turpentine still, corn crib, 19th century church, log cabins and more.
The sticks were daubed with smells like (to English-speaking sensibilities) leather, orange, fish, garlic and turpentine.
All woodwork, desks, chairs, tables and doors should be wiped off with a cloth wet with linseed, kerosene and turpentine.
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Origin and Etymology of turpentine
TURPENTINE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of turpentine for English Language Learners
: a type of oil with a strong smell that is used to make paint thinner and to clean paint brushes
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