• WordNet 3.6
    • n resin any of a class of solid or semisolid viscous substances obtained either as exudations from certain plants or prepared by polymerization of simple molecules
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Pine, spruce, or other evergreen wood should never be used in barbecues. These woods, when burning or smoking, can add harmful tar and resins to the food. Only hardwoods should be used for smoking and grilling, such as oak, pecan, hickory, maple, cherry, alder, apple, or mesquite, depending on the type of meat being cooked.
    • Resin Any of various polymeric substance resembling the natural resins[1], prepared synthetically; -- they are used, especially in particulate form, in research and industry for their property of specifically absorbing or adsorbing substances of particular types; they are especially useful in separation processes such as chromatography; as, an ion-exchange resin .
    • n Resin rĕz"ĭn Any one of a class of yellowish brown solid inflammable substances, of vegetable origin, which are nonconductors of electricity, have a vitreous fracture, and are soluble in ether, alcohol, and essential oils, but not in water; specif., pine resin (see Rosin).Resins exude from trees in combination with essential oils, gums, etc., and in a liquid or semiliquid state. They are composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, and they consist primarily of polymerized small molecules having carboxylic groups. Copal, mastic, guaiacum, and colophony or pine resin, are some of them. When mixed with gum, they form the gum resins, like asafetida and gamboge; mixed with essential oils, they form balsams, or oleoresins. They are also used in making varnishes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Three Wise Men of the East brought gold, frankincense and myrrh to the infant Jesus. Frankincense is a gum resin used as a base for incense. Myrrh, also a gum resin, was valued as a perfume and unguent used in embalming.
    • n resin A hardened secretion found in many species of plants, or a substance produced by exposure of the secretion to the air. It is allied to and probably derived from a volatile oil. The typical resins are oxidized hydrocarbons, amorphous, brittle, having a vitreous fracture, insoluble in water, and freely soluble in alcohol, ether, and volatile oils. They unite with alkalis to form soaps. They melt at a low heat, are non-volatile, and burn quickly with a smoky flame. The hardest resins are fossilized like amber and copal, but they show all gradations of hardness through oleoresins and balsams to essential oils. The hard resins are nearly inodorous, and contain little or no volatile oil; the soft resins owe their softness to the volatile oil associated with them. The common resin of commerce exudes in a semi-fluid state from several species of pine (in the United States, chiefly the long-leaved pine). From this the oil of turpentine is separated by distillation. Resins are largely used in the preparation of varnishes, and several are used in medicine. See gum.
    • n resin The precipitate formed by treating a tincture with water.
    • n resin See rosin, 2.
    • resin To treat, rub, or coat with resin.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Resin Bowie, the inventor of the Bowie knife is buried at Pt. Gibson.
    • n Resin rez′in an amorphous substance that exudes from plants, supposed to be the product of oxidation of volatile oils secreted by the plant: the precipitate obtained from a vegetable tincture by treatment with water
    • v.t Resin to coat with resin
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. résine, L. resina,; cf. Gr. "rhti`nh Cf. Rosin


In literature:

Plan to keep the young canes covered with a protective spray of resin-Bordeaux mixture.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
For it was juniper, and so full of resin.
"The Adventures of Akbar" by Flora Annie Steel
One had a central trunk, and it burned with resinous flames and much black and gray-black smoke.
"Operation: Outer Space" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Formed probably by resin in the wood, these jewels are next hardest to diamonds and have been much prized.
"I Married a Ranger" by Dama Margaret Smith
The last did not prove to be a commercial resin like the mastic of Scio.
"The Northmen, Columbus and Cabot, 985-1503" by Various
A resinous, pine-tree odor filled the room.
"In the Yule-Log Glow, Book I" by Various
It is this resinous substance that is collected by breaking off the twigs where the insects are.
"The Insect Folk" by Margaret Warner Morley
Raging through the resinous pine branches the blaze had swept fiercely around the side of the hill.
"The Boy With the U. S. Foresters" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
On the evaporation of the alcohol the resinous and fatty matters separate.
"Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology" by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
The wine, when you get it unmixed with resin, is very palatable.
"Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Vol VIII" by Various
The shadows slanted cool from wall to wall, the air was fresh and scented with the forest's resinous breath.
"The Emigrant Trail" by Geraldine Bonner
His dark, resinous eyes were like forest ponds flashing at night under the torches of negro 'coon-hunters.
"The Entailed Hat" by George Alfred Townsend
They were drowned, and a thick resin fell from heaven.
"The Myths of the New World" by Daniel G. Brinton
He would have sugar from the sap, medicine from the bark, and he would have wood distillates, turpentine and resin.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the" by Various
These secrete the resin that fills the duct and oozes out when the stem is cut.
"Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany" by Douglas Houghton Campbell
Cutch is a dark resinous stuff, which is thrown into a copper full of water and boiled till it is dissolved.
"Edward FitzGerald and "Posh" "Herring Merchants"" by James Blyth
The peculiar orange colour results from the sulphur and resin in the bark being rendered volatile.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV" by R.V. Russell
A flame sputtered as it burned perilously near a resinous twig.
"A Son of the City" by Herman Gastrell Seely
Resin is present in vanilla beans and is extracted in the essence.
"Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value" by Harry Snyder
The spears were in many cases "gully-knives," fastened to staves with twine and resin, called "rozet.
"Auld Licht Idylls" by J. M. Barrie

In poetry:

The pines are weary of holding nests,
Are aweary of casting shade;
Wearily smoulder the resin crests
In the pungent gloom of the glade.
"The Wood" by Duncan Campbell Scott
If your heart yearns to stay eternal,
If you dream of eternal renown,
Then dip down – from head to foot – into resin:
When everyone's gone, you'll stay on alone.
"Immortality" by Albinas Zukauskas
Part dress the separate meals; a skilful few
The wounds survey of their inverted boat,
Each resinous seam with burning brand renew,
So all may on the morrow safely float.
"The Toils Of The Voyager" by George Jehoshaphat Mountain
A butterfly stranded in amber – in petrified resin –
Has remained intact, its wings still seeming to whirr.
It looks like the only way within reason
Of staying forever in this our world.
"Immortality" by Albinas Zukauskas
"Here is a hearth, and resinous logs, here fire
Unstinted, and doors black with ceaseless smoke.
Here heed we Boreas' icy breath as much
As the wolf heeds the number of the flock,
Or furious rivers their restraining banks."
"Eclogue 7: Meliboeus Corydon Thrysis" by Publius Vergilius Maro
"Here is a hearth, and resinous logs, here fire
Unstinted, and doors black with ceaseless smoke.
Here heed we Boreas' icy breath as much
As the wolf heeds the number of the flock,
Or furious rivers their restraining banks."
"Eclogue VII" by Virgil

In news:

The outer surface of a fiberglass boat is normally a special resin called gelcoat.
Resin & Fiberglass , Wrought Iron.
Design Excellence Resin Fiberglass Winner.
Eastman Expands Resins Capacity with Chinese JV.
Eastman Completes Hydrocarbon Resin Expansion at Netherlands Facility.
You'll want to spray the doll with resin spray when finished, making sure to spray in the joints .
View Other High Solid Resins companies.
Batch Oven Cures Resin on Composite Cylinders.
Urethane Resin Composition l Patent No.
This dream bathroom features a resin vanity in a soothing ocean blue.
Flexible , Durable Silicone Resin.
This 1/8 Shelby Cobra 427 engine is made out of resin and is not from TDR.
The resin is harvested from trees and offers a green, fresh flavor to Fresco 's delightfully creamy scoops.
View Other Hybrid Resins companies.
View Other Polyester Resins companies.

In science:

In the first generation sample (Paper I), the cladding was thicker and surrounded by a protective resin layer.
Updated results on prototype chalcogenide fibers for 10-um wavefront spatial filtering
It turned out that the cladding-resin layer structure acted as an additional waveguide, concentric to the regular core-cladding structure, because the refractive index of the resin was smaller than that of the cladding.
Updated results on prototype chalcogenide fibers for 10-um wavefront spatial filtering
The solution adopted was to remove that resin layer, make the cladding diffusive (hence thinner) by chemical stripping and surround it by a midinfrared absorbent (Pb).
Updated results on prototype chalcogenide fibers for 10-um wavefront spatial filtering
A EC sub-assembly, complete with dummy MAPMT and potting resin, has been set up.
Design of a Base-Board for arrays of closely-packed Multi-Anode Photo-Multipliers
The 3 mm drift gap is ensured by a 3 mm thick resin frame enclosing the chamber and providing the gas inlet and outlet (see photography on figure 1, right).
MICROMEGAS chambers for hadronic calorimetry at a future linear collider
The right picture shows the bulk, the resin frame and the electronic board connectors of CH3 before its lid was glued.
MICROMEGAS chambers for hadronic calorimetry at a future linear collider
Piezoelectric transducers were bonded on the beam by a thin layer of non-conductive epoxy resin.
Passive damping of beam vibrations through distributed electric networks and piezoelectric transducers: prototype design and experimental validation
Kuraray Co., Methacrylic Resin Division, Tokyo, Japan.
Scintillator detectors with long WLS fibers and multi-pixel photodiodes
In other words, “use it or lose it.” The reasons for the improvement by aging may have to do with subtle changes in the stiffness and flexibility within the cellular structure of the wood, and the hardening of resins within the cells themselves.
Music in Terms of Science
This spring-block model may represent schematically the experimental situation where a balloon covered with paint or dry resin is progressively inflated.
The critical earthquake concept applied to mine rockbursts with time-to-failure analysis
Interestingly, outgassing can also be due to an incorrect ratio of hardener to resin or even insufficient curing time; both factors may largely increase the gas contamination , [108].
Summary and Outlook of the International Workshop on Aging Phenomena in Gaseous Detectors (DESY, Hamburg, October, 2001)
These contain a piezoceramic sensor cast in resin and are believed to have different systematics.
Sensor development and calibration for acoustic neutrino detection in ice
It proposes to use resin to retain specific radio impurities.
Review of double beta experiments
The use of cationic resin (for instance Dowex1X50) would retain only impurities and would keep selenium free.
Review of double beta experiments
The addition of a reverse cleaning of the resin allows to use continuously the same resin with a constant purification efficiency.
Review of double beta experiments