Soft resins

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Soft resins mouldable by the hand—some are viscous and semi-fluid balsams (turpentine, storax, Canada balsam, &c.)
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

The pitch grew soft in the "Bertha Millner's" deck seams, the masts sweated resin.
"Moran of the Lady Letty" by Frank Norris
His feet made no noise upon the resinous softness of the ground below.
"Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates" by Howard Pyle
In the great brick fireplace the logs had fallen apart, and she softly pushed them together again as she threw on a knot of resinous pine.
"The Battle Ground" by Ellen Glasgow
This bath destroys all the resinous matter in the wood, and after cooking five hours the chips are reduced to a mass of soft black pulp.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 363, December 16, 1882" by Various
Shoemakers' Wax is made by boiling together common resin and any kind of soft grease, which does not contain salt, such as oil or butter.
"The Art of Travel" by Francis Galton
It is a great deal like soft pine, though lighter in color and with much fewer and smaller resin ducts.
"Studies of Trees" by Jacob Joshua Levison
This resin was soft, viscous and soluble in alcohol or acetone.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
The air was soft and heavy with resinous perfume.
"Contrary Mary" by Temple Bailey
No soap should be rubbed on the fabric, and only a good white soap, free from resin, or a soft potash soap is allowable.
"Public School Domestic Science" by Mrs. J. Hoodless
Wood light, soft, not strong, coarse-grained, durable, very resinous.
"Seasoning of Wood" by Joseph B. Wagner
His feet made no noise upon the resinous softness of the ground below.
"Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates" by Howard I. Pyle
Yellow pine burns well, as its sap is resinous instead of watery like that of the soft pines.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
Ordinary soft coal contains less, but still we can see the resinous bitumen frying out of it as it burns.
"Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know" by Julia Ellen Rogers
It was soft and resinous, and readily took up the powders which were to be mixed with it.
"The Preparation of Plantation Rubber" by Sidney Morgan
Its wood is soft, compact, with an even, straight grain, and is not conspicuously resinous.
"North America" by Israel C. Russell
The wood is soft, not conspicuously resinous, straight-grained and valuable as lumber.
"Trees Worth Knowing" by Julia Ellen Rogers
While the resin is still soft, the red tail-feathers of the gray African parrot are stuck into it.
"Fetichism in West Africa" by Robert Hamill Nassau
Invaluable for its soft, light, white or yellowish wood, in large trees nearly free from resin.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
A thin film of soft resin is left upon the plate which takes pencil marks readily.
"The Barnet Book of Photography" by Various
It dissolves readily in ether, and has a soft resinous consistence.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 2" by Various
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In poetry:

O singers, resinous and soft your songs
Above the sacred whisper of the pines,
Give virgin lips to cornfield concubines,
Being dreams of Christ to dusky cane-lipped throngs.
"Georgia Dusk" by Jean Toomer

In news:

And in what category do I place Wang Zhiyuan's Underpants (2005) and Underpants #6, both crafted from fiberglass resin painted in soft hues of fleshy pearlescent pink.
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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