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 for petroleum benzine
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Benzine \Ben"zine\, n. [From Benzoin.] (Chem.)
     1. A liquid consisting mainly of the lighter and more
        volatile hydrocarbons of petroleum or kerosene oil, used
        as a solvent and for cleansing soiled fabrics; -- called
        also petroleum spirit, petroleum benzine. Varieties or
        similar products are gasoline, naphtha, rhigolene,
        ligroin, etc.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Same as Benzene. [R.]
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     Note: The hydrocarbons of benzine proper are essentially of
           the marsh gas (paraffin) series, while benzene proper
           is the typical hydrocarbon of the aromatic series.
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