The Collaborative International Dictionary
Terebene \Ter"e*bene\, n. (Chem.) A polymeric modification of terpene, obtained as a white crystalline camphorlike substance; -- called also camphene. By extension, any one of a group of related substances.
n. (context chemistry English) bicyclic monoterpene, a minor constituent of many essential oils.
Camphene is a bicyclic monoterpene. It is nearly insoluble in water, but very soluble in common organic solvents. It volatilizes readily at room temperature and has a pungent smell. It is a minor constituent of many essential oils such as turpentine, cypress oil, camphor oil, citronella oil, neroli, ginger oil, and valerian. It is produced industrially by catalytic isomerization of the more common alpha-pinene. Camphene is used in the preparation of fragrances and as a food additive for flavoring. Its mid-19th century use as a fuel for lamps was limited by its explosiveness.
Usage examples of "camphene".
They could narrow the search to old housesbecause of the camphene lampand to ones set back from the beach itselfbecause of the maple and oak leaf trace.
The camphene lamps are from the 1800s so the place is old, probably Victorian era.
SCORCH MARKS ON BAG DEER PARK WATER PLANTERS CHEESE CRACKERS FOUND AT SECONDARY CRIME SCENE - MILL BROWN PAINT ON PANTS SUNDEW PLANT CLAY PEAT MOSS FRUIT JUICE PAPER FIBERS STINKBALL BAIT SUGAR CAMPHENE ALCOHOL KEROSENE YEAST Then he studied the map, eyes tracing the course of the Paquenoke River as it made its way from the Great Dismal Swamp through Blackwater Landing and meandered west.
FOUND AT PRIMARY CRIME SCENE- BLACKWATER LANDING Kleenex with Blood Limestone Dust Nitrates Phosphate Ammonia Detergent Camphene Rhyme gazed at it.
They could narrow the search to old houses - because of the camphene lamp - and to ones set back from the beach itself - because of the maple and oak leaf trace.
So trace camphene probably means that he's been hiding out someplace built in the nineteenth century.
Soon the machine had told them what trace substances were embedded in Garrett's clothes and what had been found in the dirt in his cuffs: sugar, more camphene, alcohol, kerosene and yeast.
I assumed that because toxaphene was illegal there was no point in considering pesticides as the source for the camphene and that it had to be from old lanterns.
Milk, water, whisky, molasses, castor oil, camphene, carbolic acid--it is no use to go into particulars.