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creosote

kree uh soht

  • n  a colorless or yellowish oily liquid obtained by distillation of wood tar; used as an antiseptic
  • n  a dark oily liquid obtained by distillation of coal tar; used as a preservative for wood
  • v  treat with creosote
    creosoted wood

  • The view from the top of Yucca Mountain in Nevada sweeps down past hillsides tangled with creosote bush to the rocky, sun-baked desert floor, with Las Vegas about 90 miles to the .
  • 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.
  • Monday's violence was sporadic, minora few bricks heaved, a few trucks upset, some creosote bombs tossed through windows in Oakland.
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