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gasoline siding
 n.— «The wood-frame home, which is adjacent to Vale Park on the south side of Eastern Avenue, also has what firefighters euphemistically call “gasoline siding”—a petroleum-based imitation brick that feeds the flames.» —“Schenectady blaze fueled by faux-brick siding” by Jordan Carleo-Evangelist in Schenectady TImes Union (Albany, New York) Aug. 16, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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