• WordNet 3.6
    • adj rubbery having an elastic texture resembling rubber in flexibility or toughness
    • adj rubbery difficult to chew
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In literature:

Some of thim is rubbery an' will not soak up wather, but some is spongy, an' 'tis best t' varnish one an' all of thim.
"The Water Goats and Other Troubles" by Ellis Parker Butler
Squinty began to push with his rubbery nose.
"Squinty the Comical Pig" by Richard Barnum
By employing this test, sugar can often be reduced, and thus the jelly texture will be fine, less rubbery and the flavor will be better.
"Every Step in Canning" by Grace Viall Gray
Its texture is elastic but not rubbery, its taste sweetish, and it is full of little round holes or eyes.
"The Complete Book of Cheese" by Robert Carlton Brown
The next case yielded a set of astrogation instruments, carefully cradled in a soft, rubbery plastic.
"Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet" by Harold Leland Goodwin
When consciousness returned, he was lying on his back, and something cold and rubbery was pressing into his face.
"Last Enemy" by Henry Beam Piper
Its pale foliage had something of the rubbery look of seaweed.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
Well, I was thinking about her, feeling pretty lonesome, and all the time we were approaching that line of rubbery plants.
"A Martian Odyssey" by Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
It was heavy, rubbery, and elastic, stretching readily as he pulled it.
"The Einstein See-Saw" by Miles John Breuer
His head whirled, his arms and legs were suddenly weak and rubbery.
"Equation of Doom" by Gerald Vance
I ceased struggling, and immediately the rubbery network about me loosened.
"Astounding Stories, April, 1931" by Various
The rubbery red block giggled.
"One Man's Poison" by Robert Sheckley
Such curds are tough and rubbery.
"Outlines of dairy bacteriology" by H. L. Russell
Again they were among the black rubbery growth.
"Brood of the Dark Moon" by Charles Willard Diffin
One stood at my right side, and its grip, clumsy and rubbery-hard like that of a monkey, was closed upon my arm.
"The Golgotha Dancers" by Manly Wade Wellman
It was a rubbery kind of a face, the kind that could twist into horrid masks for the amusement of the young.
"The Ties That Bind" by Walter Miller
He carried a loose, limp, and rubbery frame well suited to the uses of a long-distance drunkard.
"Where the Pavement Ends" by John Russell
Bart hacked and hacked at the rubbery growth until he had him free; jerked him from his perch, blubbering and whining like a schoolboy.
"Astounding Stories, August, 1931" by Various
Cucumbers allowed to stand in dressing for any length of time become rubbery and indigestible.
"Dinners and Luncheons" by Paul Pierce
Dry cheeses are usually harsh, tough and rubbery in texture.
"The Book of Cheese" by Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk

In news:

It would have been passable except the shrimp were overcooked, tough and rubbery.
Just because someone hisses and has rubbery feet the color of cheddar cheese is no reason to rule out a friendship.
Space Tourism's Rubbery Rockets May Spur Climate Change.
The research team developed the product over three years using only a rubbery substance and fabrics found at everyday crafts stores.
Jean-Georges Vongerichten substitutes sweet, delicate shrimp for the usual bony river fish in his reimagined version of tod man pla, the traditional, slightly rubbery Thai fish cakes.
CATCHMASTER Super Value - "the Duracell of Glues " as compared to the competitors glues that become hard and rubbery and dry up in 30 - 90 days.
Q Knots are rubbery reusable ties that are meant as all-purpose fasteners but are superb for travel.
The gearbox itself is enjoyable, with moderate throws and the unique rubbery feeling that all BMW manuals exhibit.
Preparation of Pad Thai is complicated, involving proper timing to ensure the noodles do not become pasty and the meat does not become rubbery.
The rubbery poached fish cakes could be improved.
BANGKOK, Thailand — If you've ever longed for a monkey to jam its rubbery little finger in your ear, there is a town for you called Lop Buri, Thailand.
It yields a tough, rubbery seal which resists outdoor weather-related elements like water, oxygen, ozone, heat and UV light.
Democracy is one of those rubbery words.
The turban-wearing Hammond organist with an ear for rubbery soul-jazz lent his blue notes to George Benson and Lou Donaldson throughout the 1960s.
"It's only salt water," says the surgeon flapping the translucent rubbery disk.

In science:

Formation of the needle like (NL) crystals New effect, the stress-induced crystallization, occurs in stretching of crystallizing rubbery polymers.
A Hybrid Model of Rubber Elasticity in Simple Extension
This approach is of relevance to a wide class of random solids, including rubbery media (formed via the vulcanization of polymer fluids) and chemical gels (formed by the random covalent bonding of fluids of atoms or small molecules).
Cavity Approach to the Random Solid State
It would therefore be interesting to explore how the elastic heterogeneities discovered in the present work modify the macroscopic elasticity of rubbery materials.
Soft random solids and their heterogeneous elasticity