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gum elastic

noun
1.
rubber1 (def 1).
Origin of gum elastic
1780-1790
1780-90
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  • It was fashioned of very fine silk, varnished with a solution of gum elastic.

    The Romance of Aircraft Lawrence Yard Smith
  • Metallic tubes will not do; but the gum elastic are to be employed.

    The Dog Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
  • gum elastic œsophageal bougies with connection to fit syringe.

British Dictionary definitions for gum elastic

gum elastic

noun
1.
another name for rubber1 (sense 1)
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