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Old 02-26-07, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Falkon
Kerosene? I've always seen that lamp oil or mineral oil or whatever used.
Kerosene is a mineral oil; it comes from crude oil, same as petroleum. It's also called paraffin, or more properly paraffin oil*, but I think that's mostly a British usage.

*edit: or as slvoid says, liquid paraffin. Slvoid, are you English or is that what's on the label of the stuff you buy to burn in your lamp?
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