creosote

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Synonyms for creosote

a colorless or yellowish oily liquid obtained by distillation of wood tar

a dark oily liquid obtained by distillation of coal tar

treat with creosote

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Transverse ultrasonic inspection provided accurate localized information on the internal condition of both large rough-sawn creosote-treated timbers.
While it has not yet been determined just how long and under what conditions a creosote-treated timber must be submerged before losing its effectivity against marine borers, a consensus among representatives of the recent East Coast Committee on Marine Borers held in New York City in 1990 suggested that the average life expectancy of creosote wood piles in temperate waters was between 30 and 50 years.
Environmental: Removes approximately 44 creosote-treated timber piles from Middle Nemah River and restores an estimated 28 square feet of streambed.
Remove large quantities of creosote-treated timber piles from Elliott Bay.