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hard rubber

noun
1.
rubber vulcanized with a large amount of sulfur, usually 25–35 percent, to render it stiff and comparatively inflexible.
Origin of hard rubber
1855-1860
1855-60
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  • He groped along the wall for the electric switch, and found only the shank of it—the hard-rubber button having disappeared.

    The Destroying Angel Louis Joseph Vance
  • His hand clutched 12the hard-rubber receiver with white strength.

    Whispering Wires Henry Leverage
  • His hand reached upward and lifted the hard-rubber receiver from the hook.

    Whispering Wires Henry Leverage
  • He took one step forward as Loris swished across the sitting-room, lifted the hard-rubber receiver and voiced a soft, “Hello!”

    Whispering Wires Henry Leverage
  • We have, then, a glass or hard-rubber jar containing two lead plates and a solution consisting of water and sulphuric acid.

    ABC of Electricity William Henry Meadowcroft
  • The touch key ended in a hard-rubber knob which could be brought in contact with the skin of the subject.

British Dictionary definitions for hard-rubber

hard rubber

noun
1.
a hard fairly inelastic material made by vulcanizing natural rubber See vulcanite
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