oil of turpentine


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n oil of turpentine volatile liquid distilled from turpentine oleoresin; used as paint thinner and solvent and medicinally
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Oil of turpentine (Chem) a colorless oily hydrocarbon, C10H16, of a pleasant aromatic odor, obtained by the distillation of crude turpentine. It is used in making varnishes, in medicine, etc. It is the type of the terpenes and is related to cymene. Called also terebenthene terpene, etc.
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In literature:

Castor oil and turpentine was what dey give 'em most of de time.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
To polish hardwood floors, use equal parts of vinegar, turpentine and olive oil, thoroughly mixed: Rub in and polish with soft cloth.
"The Community Cook Book" by Anonymous
The sources of common household substances, such as coal-oil, gasolene, paraffin, turpentine, washing soda, whiting, bathbrick, soap.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Management" by Ministry of Education
Oil of turpentine (turps).
"Practical Taxidermy" by Montagu Browne
The mucus of the bladder is increased by cantharides, and perhaps by oil of turpentine.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
The chest should be rubbed with a liniment composed of one part of turpentine and two parts of camphorated oil.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI)" by Various
The patient had already undergone various plans of treatment, and had especially used the oil of turpentine in very large doses.
"North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826" by Various
It is very frequently adulterated with oil of turpentine.
"Nelson's Home Comforts" by Mary Hooper
Understand the mixing of oils; turpentine, etc., to the proper consistency.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
Oil of turpentine absorbed this air very fast, turning brown, and almost black.
"Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air" by Joseph Priestley
Turpentine, alcohol, and gasoline find one of their chief uses as solvents for gums and oils.
"Common Science" by Carleton W. Washburne
Oil of turpentine should be rubbed in well once a day over the region of the liver.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
Dipping the cotton in oil of turpentine will do as well, if you use a larger sized jar.
"Endless Amusement" by Unknown
I intend to make every last one of them take a dose of castor oil and turpentine!
"A House Party with the Tucker Twins" by Nell Speed
Spirits of tar, turpentine, oil, and soft soap, have been recommended.
"American Pomology" by J. A. Warder
By-products of pine wood are chiefly turpentine, pitch, resin, and oil, derived from the resinous sap.
"Trees Worth Knowing" by Julia Ellen Rogers
At length my oil failed me, and I was fain to substitute a digestive, made of the yolk of eggs, rose-oil, and turpentine.
"Knowledge is Power:" by Charles Knight
It consists of fine vermilion ground with 1 part boiled oil and 2 parts turpentine.
"Scientific American, Vol. XXXVII.--No. 2. [New Series.], July 14, 1877" by Various
This kind of varnish is made by melting the gum with an equal quantity of linseed-oil and spirits of turpentine or alcohol.
"Popular Technology; Volume 2" by Edward Hazen
She is a fierce and foaming combination Of turpentine with vitriolic oil.
"Poetical Ingenuities and Eccentricities" by Various