Petroleum

Petroleum, is the common name of a series of rock oils found in large quantities in the United States and Canada, near Rangoon, and in the neighbourhood of the Caspian Sea. The oil issues from the rocks, or is drawn from subterranean reservoirs, where its presence is supposed to result from natural distillation of vegetable and animal substances, and after refining, put in the market as benzoline, paraffin, and lubricating oil. It is extensively used in the industries, and has been applied as fuel to steamships.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Petrie, George * Pétroleuse
Peterwardein
Pétion de Villeneuve, Jérôme
Petite Nature
Petition of Right
Petöfi, Sandor
Petra
Petrarch, Francesco
Petri, Laurentius
Petrie, Flinders
Petrie, George
Petroleum
Pétroleuse
Petronius
Pettie, John
Petty, Sir William
Petty Jury
Petty Officers
Petty Sessions
Peutinger, Conrad
Pfäfers
Pfahlbauten