Wood oil


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Wood oil (Bot) a resinous oil obtained from several East Indian trees of the genus Dipterocarpus, having properties similar to those of copaiba, and sometimes substituted for it. It is also used for mixing paint. See Gurjun.
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In literature:

If using a Hoover, the brush bearings should not be oiled as they are made of wood.
"Fowler's Household Helps" by A. L. Fowler
It is said that in the midst of the column of water were seen fragments of steel and wood, and oil also was reported on the water.
"Our Navy in the War" by Lawrence Perry
Instead of giving her more wood he had poured on some oil and the flame had blazed up and burnt him.
"Sandman's Goodnight Stories" by Abbie Phillips Walker
They had found a small cooking apparatus on board the wreck, which could be heated either by an oil-lamp or by wood chips.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
At first the instrument is somewhat muffled, as the pores of the wood have become impregnated with oil.
"The Violin" by George Hart
Round the manhole there was a ledge of thin wood, about three inches high, to which a circular apron of oiled-canvas was attached.
"Blown to Bits" by R.M. Ballantyne
The work upon wood oil is not yet sufficiently complete to show us the nature of its proximate constituents.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 488, May 9, 1885" by Various
There's oil in that same wood-lot, and I've sort of reckoned on buying it myself some day.
"Ralph Gurney's Oil Speculation" by James Otis
As for the early paintings upon panels of wood, before oils were used, they were meant to be portable imitations of fresco.
"Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 2" by Francis Marion Crawford
It is a Last Supper, painted in oils on wood.
"Holbein" by Beatrice Fortescue

In news:

The unsigned oil on canvas titled "In the Woods" and composed around 1850 features a bucolic forest scene.
Two hikers found the remains in a wooded area off Campbell Road and Oil Well Hollow Road in Cohocton Sunday evening at approximately 6:45.
Woods Cross refinery cleans up after oil sprays neighborhood.
Minneapolis still has roads made of brick, oil, and wood.
TIFTON — From wood pellet and biodiesel production or mining landfills for methane to running county patrol cars and busses on everything from propane to peanut oil — Georgia has become a laboratory for testing new energy technologies.
A wood scientist at Oregon State University makes the incidental discovery of a pressure sensitive adhesive made from vegetable oils, not petrochemicals.
Air Station Sitka is the first base in the Coast Guard to convert to the biomass system, which burns wood pellets instead of fuel oil.
BOUNTIFUL — Pressure built up in a fuel oil tank in Woods Cross, spraying oil into surrounding neighborhoods as it was releasd Thursday evening.
Clara Peeters, 'Still Life with Cheeses, Artichoke and Cherries' (circa 1625), oil on wood.
Lucero brings his contemporary style of acrylic on wood, while Skullerud paints his traditional style of landscapes in oil.
Enlarge Two workers stand atop the scaffolding above an oil well of the Cygnet oil pool in Bloom Township, Wood County, ODNR DIVISION OF GEOLOGICAL SURVEY.
Instead of paying $5,000 for 1,100 gallons of heating oil in the coming year based on today's record prices, he'll spend $2,000 on about 8 tons of wood pellets.
Firefighters say blazes at abandoned mills are especially dangerous because oil seeps into the wood floors over the decades and the buildings still are often filled with textile dust.
They sell wood chips and accept antifreeze, household/car batteries, used oil and latex paint materials from residents during regular operating hours at no cost.
'WHAT WE OUGHT NOT, WE DO': An oil on wood panel painting from 2006 by Eric Joyner.

In science:

Consumables: including: food and drinks, cattle, oil, wood.
Dialectical Roots for Interest Prohibition Theory