creosote creosote  /ˈkri ə ˌsoʊt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a colorless or yellowish oily liquid obtained by distillation of wood tar; used as an antiseptic
  2. (n) a dark oily liquid obtained by distillation of coal tar; used as a preservative for wood
  3. (v) treat with creosote

Usage(s):

  1. In a report issued in March, the committee said hydrogen sulfide in plant waste water and creosote used to protect nearby trees caused the residents' illnesses.
  2. Monday's violence was sporadic, minora few bricks heaved, a few trucks upset, some creosote bombs tossed through windows in Oakland.
  3. Through the receding centuries, man has tried to treat the bane of baldness with elm-tree bark, watercress, onions, creosote, cholesterol and cortisone.

News

  1. Argenta Neighbors Talk to City Leaders About Creosote Problem

    Creosote is stinking up the Argenta neighborhood in North Little Rock and residents want the city to fix the problem.
    on July 12, 2013     Source: FOX 16 Little Rock

  2. Neighbors in North Little Rock Community Concerned Over Creosote

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR- A group of neighbors living in the Argenta District in North Little Rock say a potentially hazardous chemical is stinking up their neighborhood. They’re talking about creosote, a dark brown oil distilled from coal tar and is used as a wood preservative.
    on July 11, 2013     Source: CW Arkansas

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