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illuminating oil (s) (noun) (usually no plural)
An earlier name for kerosene: Illuminating oil was once suitable for burning in order to provide brightness in lamps, etc.

The general store in the village had two bottles of illuminating oil on the shelf, as well as lamps in which to burn it, to provide light in the cabin where Jane was staying during her vacation.

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