seal oil


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n seal oil a pale yellow to red-brown fatty oil obtained from seal blubber; used in making soap and dressing leather and as a lubricant
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In literature:

He went out to her directly with all his tools, for he wanted oil for his enterprise, and the seal oil was exhausted.
"Foul Play" by Charles Reade
These David polished bright with sand, and then applied a coating of seal oil.
"Troop One of the Labrador" by Dillon Wallace
The Esquimaux to-day use this form of lamp, in which whale-oil and seal blubber is the fuel.
"Artificial Light" by M. Luckiesh
They poured a tin of seal-oil over the dry wreckage, and the red and yellow flames shot up.
"The Harbor Master" by Theodore Goodridge Roberts
He also produced a bladder full of seal oil.
"Under the Great Bear" by Kirk Munroe
Hot seal oil and tallow poured over the seams and cracks, calked the leaks.
"Vikings of the Pacific" by Agnes C. Laut
Why, on a sealer, they do all their trying-out the oil with a fire of seal-refuse.
"Left on Labrador" by Charles Asbury Stephens
On our entrance the lamp, which was filled with seal oil, was lighted, a sort of moss (sphagnum) was used as a wick.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
Their winter evenings are long and their homes but dimly lighted by the seal-oil lamps.
"Short Sketches from Oldest America" by John Driggs
The casks were immediately landed to be filled up with water, while a supply of seals was secured for the sake of their oil.
"Captain Cook" by W.H.G. Kingston

In news:

How tight that seal is will determine if the BP oil spill is mostly capped.
Oil Slick Not From Sealed BP Well.
Separate reports of birds and a seal that had oil on them have prompted local, state and federal officials to begin an investigation on St Lawrence Island.
Mosley says the first report was made Oct 25 about a seal that looked like it had some oil on it.
'Bottom kill' set to seal oil well for good, but worries abound in Louisiana.
Louisiana residents are relieved that no more oil is spewing and that a 'bottom kill' to seal the well will begin soon.
Look for the newer fryers with sealed lids to prevent oil spills.
Says the cement sealing its busted oil well in the Gulf has hardened.
Judy Woodruff speaks with Washington Post reporter Joel Achenbach about the latest on efforts to permanently seal the Gulf oil well .
Expert Is Confident About Sealing Oil Well .
Judy Woodruff speaks with Washington Post reporter Joel Achenbach about the latest on efforts to permanently seal the Gulf oil well.
Expert Is Confident About Sealing Oil Well.
Compounds for Auto Power Train Service 13.1 Introduction 13.2 Oil Seal Requirements 13.3 Compounds for Oil Seals 13.4 Compounds for Transmission Seals14.
Bearing protection is provided by our Klozure oil seals .
BP hopes sealing cap will stop oil leak.