wood tar


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wood tar any tar obtained by the destructive distillation of wood
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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.
    • Wood tar See under Tar.
    • Wood tar tar obtained from wood. It is usually obtained by the distillation of the wood of the pine, spruce, or fir, and is used in varnishes, cements, and to render ropes, oakum, etc., impervious to water.
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In literature:

The place had a delightful smell of sea-beach, decaying wood, tar, and mystery.
"The Blue Lagoon" by H. de Vere Stacpoole
He had small splinters of tarred wood bound upon the backs of the birds, smeared these over with wax and sulphur, and set fire to them.
"Heimskringla" by Snorri Sturlason
ULEABORG (11), a seaport town in Russian Finland, near the head of the Gulf of Bothnia; trades in wood and tar.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
To replace the ship's bow lantern they set fire to, and suspended at the stem, a large block of wood covered with oakum and tar.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
They were all hard and supple, and the wood, when he scraped off the tar, was white and fresh.
"Weird Tales from Northern Seas" by Jonas Lie
This couple lives in a little shack patched up with tar paper, tin, and wood.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
Excellent wood for his firing, well tarred and fairly dry.
"A Maid of the Silver Sea" by John Oxenham
A good cheap stock black paint or varnish for ironwork is prepared, as follows: Clear (solid) wood tar, 10 lb.
"Handbook on Japanning: 2nd Edition" by William N. Brown
If the wound is not tarred, the exposed wood cracks, as in Fig.
"Studies of Trees" by Jacob Joshua Levison
Bishop Berkeley, after having proved that all matter was in your mind, wrote a book to prove that wood tar would cure all diseases.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
It is a good plan to wrap bud wood in tar or asphalt paper when storing it.
"Growing Nuts in the North" by Carl Weschcke
There was no wood; he tore the clapboards from a near-by cabin and the tar paper from the wind-swept roof.
"The White Desert" by Courtney Ryley Cooper
All these buildings were made of heavy, hewn logs, covered with tar to fill the cracks and to keep the wood from rotting.
"Viking Tales" by Jennie Hall
This circle contained a huge pile of tar-soaked wood.
"A German Pompadour" by Marie Hay
It furnishes resin, tar and wood of considerable value.
"The Genus Pinus" by George Russell Shaw
Coal-tar should not be used for tarring the woodwork and ropes of ships, a purpose for which only wood-tar has been found suitable.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
Wood-spirit, petroleum and coal-tar distillates are condensed in plant of the latter type.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 5" by Various
They were built of wood imported from Denmark, and were covered with tarred paper.
"My Attainment of the Pole" by Frederick A. Cook
Tar was formerly derived from the slow burning of wood in a clay-lined pit.
"Trees Worth Knowing" by Julia Ellen Rogers
If he had not covered the wood with earth, it would have blazed up and burned to smoke, resin and all, making no tar at all.
"The Wreck of The Red Bird" by George Cary Eggleston