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Definition of "paraffine" []

  • Alternative spelling of paraffin. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "paraffine" in a sentence
  • "Among the many curious substances that wonderful fluid contains is the beautiful wax-like body called paraffine, the development of which chiefly owes its origin to the genius and energy of Mr. James Young."
  • "Here, too, is that curious substance called paraffine, and some paraffine candles, made of paraffine obtained from the bogs of Ireland."
  • "This feature may be easily observed with an ordinary induction coil by taking the primary out, plugging up the end of the tube upon which the secondary is wound, and filling it with some fairly transparent insulator, such as paraffine oil."