Rubber dam

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Rubber dam (Dentistry) a shield of thin sheet rubber clasped around a tooth to exclude saliva from the tooth.
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Usage

In literature:

By and by she said, "I never felt a thing," and then she smiled at him very prettily beneath the rubber dam.
"McTeague" by Frank Norris
When, later, the rubber dam was removed, the aunt protested.
"American Adventures" by Julian Street
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In news:

With a little magic goop , a rubber dam and slobber sucker, a root canal is not that bad.
With a little magic goop, a rubber dam and slobber sucker, a root canal is not that bad.
Rubber dam ' installation begins as Bowersock power plant construction progresses.
MCWRA General Manager Curtis Weeks guides county attorneys Charles McKee and Les Girard (above, right) on a tour of the rubber dam 's erosion damage.
Rubber dam' installation begins as Bowersock power plant construction progresses.
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