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“Gelded too: a stump of black guttapercha wagging limp between their haunches.”
“-- The covering of oiled silk, or guttapercha, so frequently placed over wet bandages when these are applied to any part of the body, is not only useless, but often positively hurtful.”
“The foliage was so thick in places as to be almost impenetrable, and amid the clinging underscrub the guttapercha plant and numerous others with names unknown to us struggled for existence.”
“_ -- Taste, colour, weight; burns with a green flame; dissolves camphor, guttapercha, and caoutchouc.”
“One of the methods and mysteries was explained; the floating objects were large rubber and guttapercha bags, water-tight and unsinkable, and in these waterproof sacks was packed the contraband merchandise.”
“The wires are guttapercha-covered, placed underground, and not suitable for giving the best results.”
“Now I was morally certain that the words guttapercha and alligator did not occur in the first three Acts of Hamlet; but having carefully re-read them I invited this examining body to explain itself.”
“This would have been bad for the ordinary prisoner, as it was quite impossible to tell whether the eating things were clean or not and, in any case, it smelt fairly strong of guttapercha; but as the rule for me was neither to eat nor drink, I was able to put up with it well.”
“It was larger than the cell upstairs, and the jug, basin, etc., were all made of black guttapercha, not of tin, placed on the floor.”
“There was no doubt that we must eat them or go without bread of any kind; but as we sat tugging at the gluey guttapercha-like substance, Mac's sense of humour revived.”
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Naturally occurring gums and resins.
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