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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • One who makes use of petroleum for incendiary purposes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An incendiary; specifically, one of those adherents of the Commune who set fire to the public buildings of Paris, with the aid of petroleum, on the entry of the national troops in May, 1871.


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