plasticated rubber

  • 1 burn rubber — {v. phr.}, {slang} 1. To start up a car or a motorcycle from dead stop so fast that the tires leave a mark on the road. * /The neighborhood drag racers burned a lot of rubber look at the marks on the road!/ 2. To leave in a hurry. * /I guess I am …

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  • 2 lay rubber — or[lay a patch] {v. phr.}, {slang} To take off in a car or a motorcycle so fast that the tires (made of rubber) leave a mark on the pavement. * /Look at those crazy drag racers; they laid rubber in front of my house./ …

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  • 3 rubber check — {n.}, {informal} A check written without enough money in the bank to make it good. * /Bill got into trouble when he paid his bills with rubber checks./ * /By the time we knew he had paid us with a rubber check, the man had left the state./ * /The …

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  • 4 burn rubber — {v. phr.}, {slang} 1. To start up a car or a motorcycle from dead stop so fast that the tires leave a mark on the road. * /The neighborhood drag racers burned a lot of rubber look at the marks on the road!/ 2. To leave in a hurry. * /I guess I am …

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  • 5 lay rubber — or[lay a patch] {v. phr.}, {slang} To take off in a car or a motorcycle so fast that the tires (made of rubber) leave a mark on the pavement. * /Look at those crazy drag racers; they laid rubber in front of my house./ …

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  • 6 rubber check — {n.}, {informal} A check written without enough money in the bank to make it good. * /Bill got into trouble when he paid his bills with rubber checks./ * /By the time we knew he had paid us with a rubber check, the man had left the state./ * /The …

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  • 7 Antimony rubber — Rubber Rub ber, n. 1. One who, or that which, rubs. Specifically: (a) An instrument or thing used in rubbing, polishing, or cleaning. (b) A coarse file, or the rough part of a file. (c) A whetstone; a rubstone. (d) An eraser, usually made of… …

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  • 8 Brake rubber — Brake Brake (br[=a]k), n. [OE. brake; cf. LG. brake an instrument for breaking flax, G. breche, fr. the root of E. break. See Break, v. t., and cf. {Breach}.] 1. An instrument or machine to break or bruise the woody part of flax or hemp so that… …

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  • 9 Hard rubber — Hard Hard (h[aum]rd), a. [Compar. {Harder} ( [ e]r); superl. {Hardest}.] [OE. hard, heard, AS. heard; akin to OS. & D. hard, G. hart, OHG. herti, harti, Icel. har[eth]r, Dan. haard, Sw. h[*a]rd, Goth. hardus, Gr. kraty s strong, ka rtos, kra tos …

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  • 10 Hard rubber — Rubber Rub ber, n. 1. One who, or that which, rubs. Specifically: (a) An instrument or thing used in rubbing, polishing, or cleaning. (b) A coarse file, or the rough part of a file. (c) A whetstone; a rubstone. (d) An eraser, usually made of… …

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  • 11 India rubber — India In di*a, n. [See {Indian}.] A country in Southern Asia; the two peninsulas of Hither and Farther India; in a restricted sense, Hither India, or Hindostan. [1913 Webster] {India ink}, a nearly black pigment brought chiefly from China, used… …

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  • 12 India rubber — In di*a rub ber See {Caoutchouc}. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 13 India rubber — Rubber Rub ber, n. 1. One who, or that which, rubs. Specifically: (a) An instrument or thing used in rubbing, polishing, or cleaning. (b) A coarse file, or the rough part of a file. (c) A whetstone; a rubstone. (d) An eraser, usually made of… …

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  • 14 India rubber — Caoutchouc Caout chouc, n. [F. caoutchouc, from the South American name.] A tenacious, elastic, gummy substance obtained from the milky sap of several plants of tropical South America (esp. the euphorbiaceous tree {Siphonia elastica} or {Hevea… …

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  • 15 India-rubber spring — Spring Spring, n. [AS. spring a fountain, a leap. See {Spring}, v. i.] 1. A leap; a bound; a jump. [1913 Webster] The prisoner, with a spring, from prison broke. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. A flying back; the resilience of a body recovering its… …

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  • 16 India-rubber tree — India In di*a, n. [See {Indian}.] A country in Southern Asia; the two peninsulas of Hither and Farther India; in a restricted sense, Hither India, or Hindostan. [1913 Webster] {India ink}, a nearly black pigment brought chiefly from China, used… …

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  • 17 natural rubber — Rubber Rub ber, n. 1. One who, or that which, rubs. Specifically: (a) An instrument or thing used in rubbing, polishing, or cleaning. (b) A coarse file, or the rough part of a file. (c) A whetstone; a rubstone. (d) An eraser, usually made of… …

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  • 18 Par'a rubber — Par[ a] rubber The caoutchouc obtained from the South American euphorbiaceous tree {Hevea brasiliensis}, hence called the Par[ a] rubber tree, from the Brazilian river and seaport named Par[ a]; also, the similar product of other species of… …

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  • 19 Rubber — Rub ber, n. 1. One who, or that which, rubs. Specifically: (a) An instrument or thing used in rubbing, polishing, or cleaning. (b) A coarse file, or the rough part of a file. (c) A whetstone; a rubstone. (d) An eraser, usually made of caoutchouc… …

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  • 20 rubber band — ub ber band , n. A closed loop of rubber usually having a thin rectangular cross section; also called {elastic band}; it varies in length from the circumference of a finger to several inches, and is usually used to hold several objects together… …

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