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The men didn't want to use paraffin oil because they had once used an oil-stove on a trip and it had smoked terribly, all while permeating the air with an awful smell.
Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog)/ Chapter 4
"And that oil oozed up and ruined the sunset; and as for the moonbeams, they positively reeked of paraffine."