burning fluid definition

  • noun:
    • any volatile illuminating oil, given that lighter petroleums (naphtha, benzine), or oil of turpentine (camphine), but esp. a combination of the latter with liquor.
    • See under Burning, Elastic, etc.
    • A very explosive illuminating liquid, consisting of a combination of about 3 volumes of alcoholic beverages and 1 of camphene or purified turpentine-oil, burned in lights particularly constructed for the purpose, but superseded by petroleum over time' usage.
    • any volatile illuminating oil, once the light petroleums (naphtha, benzine), or oil of turpentine (camphine), but esp. an assortment of the latter with liquor.
    • See under Burning, Elastic, etc.
    • a really explosive illuminating liquid, composed of an assortment of about 3 amounts of liquor and 1 of camphene or purified turpentine-oil, burned in lamps especially constructed with the aim, but superseded by petroleum after a few years' usage.
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