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 for Burning fluid
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fluid \Flu"id\, n.
     A fluid substance; a body whose particles move easily among
     themselves.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: Fluid is a generic term, including liquids and gases as
           species. Water, air, and steam are fluids. By analogy,
           the term was sometimes applied to electricity and
           magnetism, as in phrases electric fluid, magnetic
           fluid, though not strictly appropriate; such usage has
           disappeared.
           [1913 Webster +PJC]
  
     Fluid dram, or Fluid drachm, a measure of capacity equal
        to one eighth of a fluid ounce.
  
     Fluid ounce.
     (a) In the United States, a measure of capacity, in
         apothecaries' or wine measure, equal to one sixteenth of
         a pint or 29.57 cubic centimeters. This, for water, is
         about 1.04158 ounces avoirdupois, or 455.6 grains.
     (b) In England, a measure of capacity equal to the twentieth
         part of an imperial pint. For water, this is the weight
         of the avoirdupois ounce, or 437.5 grains.
  
     Fluids of the body. (Physiol.) The circulating blood and
        lymph, the chyle, the gastric, pancreatic, and intestinal
        juices, the saliva, bile, urine, aqueous humor, and muscle
        serum are the more important fluids of the body. The
        tissues themselves contain a large amount of combined
        water, so much, that an entire human body dried in vacuo
        with a very moderate degree of heat gives about 66 per
        cent of water.
  
     Burning fluid, Elastic fluid, Electric fluid, Magnetic
     fluid, etc. See under Burning, Elastic, etc.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Burning \Burn"ing\, n.
     The act of consuming by fire or heat, or of subjecting to the
     effect of fire or heat; the state of being on fire or
     excessively heated.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Burning fluid, any volatile illuminating oil, as the
        lighter petroleums (naphtha, benzine), or oil of
        turpentine (camphine), but esp. a mixture of the latter
        with alcohol.
  
     Burning glass, a convex lens of considerable size, used for
        producing an intense heat by converging the sun's rays to
        a focus.
  
     Burning house (Metal.), the furnace in which tin ores are
        calcined, to sublime the sulphur and arsenic from the
        pyrites. --Weale.
  
     Burning mirror, a concave mirror, or a combination of plane
        mirrors, used for the same purpose as a burning glass.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Syn: Combustion; fire; conflagration; flame; blaze.
          [1913 Webster]

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