from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A fetid, tarry liquid obtained in the dry distillation of bone. See Dippel's oil, under oil.
  • noun Fatty matter, of liquid consistence at common atmospheric temperature, extracted from bones by heating them with water or by the use of solvents: used in soap-making.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the liquid portion of bone fat; used as a lubricant and in leather manufacture
  • noun dark-colored ill-smelling oil obtained by carbonizing bone; used especially in sheep dips and in denaturing alcohol


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  • I can't believe this hasn't been listed!

    April 12, 2013

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    April 13, 2013

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    April 15, 2013