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
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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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