Hard resins

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Hard resins at ordinary temperatures solid and brittle, easily pulverised, containing little or no essential oil (copal, lac, jalap, &c.)
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. resīna.

Usage

In literature:

The wood is very hard and firm, and contains a quantity of resin.
"Among the Trees at Elmridge" by Ella Rodman Church
This substance, when it cools, becomes hard and brittle like resin.
"What I Saw in California" by Edwin Bryant
It is dark brown, hard-shelled, dry, of resinous smell to nostrils sensitive as a bird's.
"Among the Forces" by Henry White Warren
The wood is considerably like hard pine, but lacks the resinous odor and the resin ducts are much fewer and smaller.
"Studies of Trees" by Jacob Joshua Levison
It strikes me that we could turn it into a splendid varnish, seeing what a hard resinous substance it is.
"Nat the Naturalist" by G. Manville Fenn
Thrust up from the trunk was a slim, sharp-pointed stub, keen and hard and preserved by its resin.
"The Watchers of the Trails" by Charles G. D. Roberts
A hard resinous substance of vegetable origin, generally of a bright yellow colour, and translucent.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Wood usually hard, tough, strong, durable, resinous.
"Seasoning of Wood" by Joseph B. Wagner
Wood hard, with dark resinous bands, the annual rings clearly defined.
"The Genus Pinus" by George Russell Shaw
By and by Harding took a few bits of resin out of a bag.
"Blake's Burden" by Harold Bindloss
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In news:

Melsur Corporation, the world's leading supplier of hard plastic melamine school furniture, molds components from a mixture of resin, wood flour and pigments.
Stone Seal from Perma is specially formulated to penetrate dimensional stone surfaces, placing a protective barrier of hard, synthetic resins within the top layer of the stone.
The technology behind the reflective vinyl comprises a soft macromolecule resin for the substrate's body and a hard resin for the pattern.
Its soft, warm, skin-like sensation and durability is favored over the cold, hard texture of porcelain or resin.
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