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India rubber

or india rubber

rubber1 (def 1).
a rubber eraser.
a rubber overshoe.
Origin of India rubber
1780-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • You can't find out where he gets all that india-rubber, hey Willems?

  • The apron-strings of an American mother are made of india-rubber.

    The Professor at the Breakfast Table Oliver Wendell Holmes (Sr.)
  • Will you please ask your mother to put it back exactly as it is now—with the india-rubber band round it?

    What Timmy Did Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes
  • So I made her a tail of whalebone and india-rubber and yarn.

    A British Islander Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • He was careful to show his gloves, well cleaned with india-rubber, as little as he could.

    Bureaucracy Honore de Balzac
  • india-rubber had been tried by Jacobi, the Russian electrician, as far back as 1811.

  • Finally he slipped on the india-rubber band, and scrambling up from the floor, unlocked the door.

    What Timmy Did Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes
  • Taking the india-rubber band off the notes, she put one into her purse.

    Good Old Anna Marie Belloc Lowndes
  • And over she jumped as lightly as if she too were an india-rubber ball.

    The Louisa Alcott Reader Louisa M. Alcott
  • The india-rubber is the juice of the tree, and flows from it when an incision is made.

    Martin Rattler R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for india-rubber

India rubber

another name for rubber1 (sense 1)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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