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Definition of "coal oil" [coal oil]

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "coal oil" in a sentence
  • "A senate bill entitled an act incorporating the Maryland and Virginia coal oil company in the county of Taylor, was read a first and second times, and on motion of Mr. PHELPS, read a third time and passed."
  • "This "little dab" of coal oil got the Lamy correspondent off again: "On the third day of the skirmish Turner had the house fired by throwing buckets full of blazing coal oil into it and over it.""