methylated spirit


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de·na·tured al·co·hol

ethyl alcohol rendered unfit for consumption as a beverage by the addition of one or several chemicals for commercial purposes (for example, methanol, aldehol, sucrose octa-acetate).

methylated spirit

a mixture of methyl alcohol (4%) and ethyl alcohol. Used as fuel, and as a skin disinfectant; poisonous if taken orally.
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Oh, and how to ignite methylated spirits safely before cooking something edible.
Wipe over with a cloth dampened in methylated spirits to remove any resins.
It is believed a major blaze was sparked at the couple's Cleland Ave townhouse in Unley when Narayan jumped out of bed and knocked over the bottle of methylated spirit.
A police spokesman said: "It appears a bowl of methylated spirits had been kept alight by the juggler which then exploded into a fireball.
Step 1 - Clean all the glasses with the methylated spirit to make sure surfaces are clean and dust-free.
Prune damaged or diseased branches, wiping the saw blade with methylated spirit between cuts to prevent the spread of infection.
It's a lifestyle choice attested to by the methylated spirit drinkers of old, and cheap wine and cider drinkers of today.
I am fairly sure that Nick Clegg, leader of the Liberal Democrats, would rather flambe his eyelids in methylated spirit than be married to me"
1 First of all, carefully clean the glass with methylated spirit to remove any grease or dirt.
The specimens are all stored in facilities containing formalin and industrial methylated spirit, which previously needed to be topped up by manually.
Never use old engine oil, methylated spirit or petrol to light the fire
You filled it with methylated spirit and lit a pilot light at the side.