oil burner

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oil burner

A device that burns oil and gives off heat, such as a furnace or boiler. Turn on the oil burner, will you? It's freezing in here!
See also: burner, oil
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Three dollars a week, an' four dollars a week, an' a young boy cookin' for himself on an oil-burner an' layin' up money, workin' all day an' studyin' all night, just workin' an' never playin', never havin' a good time, an' never learnin' how to have a good time - of course his thirty thousand came along too late.
It can be as much as 10p a litre more than unleaded, so an oil-burner could actually cost you more.
They were overcome by fumes and smoke from an oil-burner which appears to have malfunctioned for some reason.
Despite having an oil-burner beneath its bonnet the 140mph newcomer can nip from rest to 60mph in 8.
Those opting for the JTD are also in for a treat because you would never know this was an oil-burner.
Nor would you know it was an oil-burner, thanks to an engine that goes about its business quietly and efficiently.
0-litre diesel, the taster for the Q5 pushes out 204bhp with 150lb/ft per litre of torque - unheard of for an oil-burner.
If your heart's set on an oil-burner, make sure it's a turbo.