oil of turpentine

NOUN
  1. volatile liquid distilled from turpentine oleoresin; used as paint thinner and solvent and medicinally
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  • To perform this experiment a little oil of turpentine was placed at the bottom of a glass tube surrounded with boiling liquid air.
  • Oil of turpentine, four ounces; camphor, six drachms; oil of cajeput, two drachms. Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889
  • When drilling in glass, always use oil of turpentine with a little camphor to lubricate the wire-drill.
  • Take unsized paper and apply a coat of varnish made of equal parts of Canada balsam and oil of turpentine. Practical Mechanics for Boys
  • Brass articles that have to be cleaned frequently should be covered with oil of turpentine, or thin English copal varnish. Scientific American Supplement, No. 392, July 7, 1883
  • Finally, Dr Armstrong mentioned that the volatile portion of the distillate from the non-volatile product of the oxidation of oil of turpentine in moist air furnishes ordinary cymene when treated in the manner above described. Scientific American Supplement, No. 275, April 9, 1881
  • To perform this experiment a little oil of turpentine was placed at the bottom of a glass tube surrounded with boiling liquid air.
  • Take of cantharides 2 oz., strong mercurial ointment 4 oz., oil of turpentine 4 oz., iodine 3 oz., mix all with a sufficiency of lard to make a thin ointment; apply to the spavin only once a day until it bursts; then oil it with sweet oil until healed. Young's Demonstrative Translation of Scientific Secrets
  • It is properly an empyreumatic oil of turpentine, and has been much used in medicine both externally and internally. Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure
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