India rubber

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n India rubber an elastic material obtained from the latex sap of trees (especially trees of the genera Hevea and Ficus) that can be vulcanized and finished into a variety of products
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • India rubber caoutchouc. See Caoutchouc.
    • India rubber See Caoutchouc.
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Usage

In literature:

A copper wire was used, insulated with hemp string coated with India rubber and pitch.
"History of the United States, Volume 3 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
The big india-rubber feet came down with scarcely a sound.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Look here, Sir James; it is; and his wound has closed up again as if he were made of india-rubber.
"Dead Man's Land" by George Manville Fenn
Here too is found the india-rubber tree.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
A long india-rubber tube is attached to the bottom of the jar, ending in a metallic tube, and furnished with a stopcock.
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
It was done very neatly: there was no hole, the turf closed in upon the roofs as they sank down, just as if it was of india-rubber.
"The Five Jars" by Montague Rhodes James
Indeed, in all America he seemed to be the only man who had the slightest hope of accomplishing anything with India-rubber.
"American Men of Mind" by Burton E. Stevenson
In the later experiments corks of vulcanised India-rubber were invariably employed.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
Why, that was a piece of india-rubber tucked inside my lip.
"A harum-scarum schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
The india-rubber tree belongs to the milk-weed family.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
Ruddock, we must find that india-rubber richard.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, May 20, 1914" by Various
So use india-rubber very lightly.
"Castellinaria and Other Sicilian Diversions" by Henry Festing Jones
It was better than India rubber, and we made a breakfast and started on.
"How Private George W. Peck Put Down The Rebellion or, The Funny Experiences of a Raw Recruit - 1887" by George W. Peck
The hollow sphere closes in on itself, as when an india rubber ball is pressed into the form of a cup.
"The World's Greatest Books - Volume 15 - Science" by Various
The little boys were in their india-rubber boots, and they got into the carriage.
"The Peterkin Papers" by Lucretia P Hale
We might have been eating india-rubber for all we knew or cared.
"The Other Side of the Door" by Lucia Chamberlain
The eye lens is plastic, like a piece of india-rubber.
"How it Works" by Archibald Williams
And pencils and india-rubbers disappeared.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
This metal casing is made in one piece with the indicator, to the end of which is fixed an india-rubber ball.
"Dr. Montessori's Own Handbook" by Maria Montessori
The circular bandages of vulcanised india-rubber with a pad in the centre are nowise to be recommended.
"The Mother's Manual of Children's Diseases" by Charles West, M.D.
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In poetry:

Her lips curved downwards instantly,
As if of india-rubber.
"Hounds IN FULL CRY I like," said she:
(Oh how I longed to snub her!)
"Of fish, a whale's the one for me,
IT IS SO FULL OF BLUBBER!"
"Melancholetta" by Lewis Carroll

In news:

India's Apollo Tyres Ltd is suitor for Findlay-based Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. 1 month ago.
An unconfirmed report from a business publication in India says a tire manufacturer there is in the process of acquiring a controlling share in Findlay-based Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
Tyre makers and major rubber consumers such as China and India have snapped up a few cargoes for nearby shipment after prices slipped further despite a move by top producers to curb exports, dealers said on Wednesday.
Looks like at least one purchase will not be made this holiday season: Apollo Tyres, of India, has put on hold plans to buy Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. StreetInsider.com reported Tuesday.
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