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paint thinner

slang Very strong alcohol, especially that which is very unpleasant or of very poor quality. Ugh, what's this horrible paint thinner we're drinking? Couldn't you have ponied up the dough for something just a little bit nicer? Up this far north, the only booze we get is paint thinner. Does the trick though!
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The Combined Use of Inhaled and Intravenous Steroids for Children With Chemical Pneumonitis After Ingestion of Paint Thinner. Iran Red Crescent Med J 2016; 18(7): e24300.
At the public hearing, several stakeholders, including a representative from the Los Angeles Painters Union, expressed concerns over possible fire threats associated with certain paint thinners, and, along with ACA, urged CARB to gather more technical assessment data.
Note these comments taken from the MSDS for the paint thinner the misguided BM3 poured on the deck:
That means it's easy to clean up and doesn't require paint thinners. It's non-flammable and presents fewer health and safety hazards.
Investigators said the fire had started when a boy, who was curious about whether paint thinner easily ignited, struck a cigarette lighter close to the floor of a karaoke bar in the building's basement.
South Korea's worst fire in 25 years at a karaoke bar in the port city of Inchon late last month was started by a teenage employee curious about whether paint thinner ignites, police said Tuesday.
Paint thinner, fingernail polish remover, or rubber cement thinner will help to remove the glue from the label and the bottom.
Or if you are fussy, keep a cup of paint thinner next to you, dip a rag in it, and wipe the mistake off as you paint.
Mix the glaze medium, oil-base paint, and paint thinner according to manufacturer's instructions on the glaze can.
With water washing, even though some recyclers filter water for several reuses, eventually the water must be changed, and bleach, detergent, pesticide, paint thinner, and other bottle contents go into sewers or a nearby river.
In urban air, ozone (O.sub.3.) forms when nitrogen oxides (from power plants and other sources) and hydrocarbons (from sources such as gasoline and paint thinner) rect with oxygen in the presence of sunlight.
Tenders are invited for Delivery of paint for marking, paint brushes and paint thinner for the needs of TP Gorna Oryahovitsa State Forestry in Gorna Oryahovitsa, at "North Central State Enterprise" DS - Gabrovo
The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) has yet to release an official finding but initial reports point to the cans of paint thinner, a highly flammable chemical, as the cause of fire.
The suspect, after being caught by the police, said: "I don't remember how it happened." The suspect, who was a paper trash collector, added that he had been sniffing paint thinner "excessively" as a way to get high that day, further stating: "I must have hit her head with a heavy object.
You can also try a paint thinner but, again, test it first.