mineral oil


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mineral oil a distillate of petroleum (especially one used medicinally as a laxative or stool softener)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mineral oil See Naphtha, and Petroleum.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Mineral oil oil which is forced up or pumped from the earth, as petroleum, naphtha, &c
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—miner, to mine—Low L. mināre; cf. Mine.


In literature:

Our supplies of iron ore, mineral oil, and natural gas are being rapidly depleted, and many of the great fields are already exhausted.
"The Fight For Conservation" by Gifford Pinchot
I saw the solitary oil-lamp and the miner reading his book or filling his pipe.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
Mineral oil disappearing gradually leaves but little residue, which can be now and again wiped off.
"The Repairing & Restoration of Violins" by Horace Petherick
The present shortages in oil, tin, and other minerals mentioned may be only temporary.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
All this coal and oil and mineral have profited you greatly, oh, men of Harvey.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
Miners' lamp oil consists of the bleached oil mixed with kerosene.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 5" by Various
A liquid mineral pitch, so called because it is seen to ooze like oil out of the rock.
"Principles of Geology" by Charles Lyell
When vegetable oils do not prove satisfactory, mineral oils may be substituted.
"Dietetics for Nurses" by Fairfax T. Proudfit
Besides, mineral oil stains from the machinery of the weaving-shed are of common occurrence in piece goods.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
On no account use petroleum, or any of the mineral oils.
"Household Organization" by Florence Caddy

In news:

Trustees there have received a proposal to lease cemetery mineral rights for $140,000 plus a percentage of any royalties for any oil and gas, raising a tricky question: Are cemeteries a proper place for drilling.
These updates are posted from the hearings being conducted Wednesday by the US Coast Guard and the Minerals Management Service in Kenner, into the explosion and sinking of the oil rig Deepwater Horizon in April.
The Truth About Chemicals, Mineral Oil , Squalene and Fillers.
Why didn't the US Minerals Management Service require that Big Oil install secondary blowout preventers on oil rigs, as other countries have.
Michigan State University is sponsoring an informational meeting about negotiating oil and gas leases and the role of the Oil, Gas and Minerals section of the Department of Environmental Quality in regulating the oil and gas industry.
The recent track record of miners buying oil and gas companies has been mixed.
But the recent track record of miners buying oil and gas companies has been mixed.
Thousands of Dollars of Mineral Oil Stolen From Transformers.
Deputies are looking for crooks who stole thousands of gallons of mineral oil from Duke Energy.
What should the state of Michigan do with oil and gas royalties it claims from mineral leases.
Marine Induced Polarization Used for 3D Mapping Of Subseafloor Minerals and 4D Oil-in-Seawater Characterization.
Athabasca Minerals Inc has received approval for two additional aggregate projects located in close to oil sands and infrastructure projects in Northern Alberta.
According to an Oct 7 report from Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Congress reaffirmed the long-standing requirement that two tugboats escort oil tankers through Prince William Sound.
The mineral owners share of production, taken in oil rather than in cash.
Cortec's EcoLine Coatings Replace Toxic Mineral Oils.

In science:

The whole plate/fiber assembly was immersed in mineral oil based Bicron 517L liquid scintillator.
The CDF MiniPlug Calorimeters
The Bicron 517L liquid scintillator, also used in the prototype, is a mineral oil with Pseudocumene as the active ingredient.
The CDF MiniPlug Calorimeters
Each cell is a reflective PVC tube that is filled with liquid scintillator (mineral oil doped with about 5% pseudocumene).
Data Quality and Performance of the NOvA Prototype Detector
The detector will consist of a spherical tank 6.1 m (20 feet) in radius filled with 807 tons of pure mineral oil.
MiniBooNE: the Booster Neutrino Experiment
The active volume of the KamLAND detector consists of 1000 ton of liquid scintillator composed of PC, mineral oil (dodecane) and PPO (1.5 g/l).
Astrophysical Neutrino Telescopes