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kerosene, kerosine

Kerosene, also known as coal oil or liquid paraffin, is used for many things, including jet fuel. Some American sources prefer the spelling variant kerosine.

  • Canadian chemist Abraham Gesner patented kerosene on June 27, 1854.
  • The summer breeze often brings the smell of kerosene to people who live near the airport.