Next year he suggested the use of gutta-percha for the coating of the intended wire across the Channel.
It was simply a copper wire coated with gutta-percha, without any other protection.
His frame was a mixture of gutta-percha, leather, and brass.
But when he cut into it at home it tasted like sawdust and gutta-percha.
It was a long fuse made of gutta-percha, such a one as I had never seen before.
In Borneo ten trees were felled for every kilogramme of gutta-percha.
These much diminish the value of the cable, as they must all be cut out, the gutta-percha made good, and the cable spliced.
The gutta-percha face is for Billy Harrison, whether in disgrace or not.
On the top of this should be again placed a layer of gutta-percha and other insulation, and on the top of the whole the armor.
The only materials we have which meet these conditions are gutta-percha and tin.
1845, from Malay getah percha, literally "the gum of percha," the name of the tree; the form of the word influenced by Latin gutta "drop." As the name of the tree itself, from 1860.
gutta-percha gut·ta-per·cha (gŭt'ə-pûr'chə)
A rubbery substance from the latex of any of several tropical trees, used as a temporary filling material in dentistry and in the manufacture of orthopedic splints.