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Petroleum jelly (now sold by Unilever) under the trade name Vaseline.
"Hearts of putty, hearts of vaseline" (Aldous Huxley, Brief Candles, 1930)
A greenish-yellow coloured glass, or the colouring used in the manufacture of this glass.
To lubricate with vaseline.
"Even at this late date, vaselining will preserve the best of these leathers."
A trademark for a brand of petroleum jelly.
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Origin of Vaseline
Coined by Robert A. Chesebrough around 1870, reputedly from the German "Wasser" (water) plus the Greek "elaion" (oil).
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