from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The trade-name of a mixture of about 30 per cent. sulphur with about 70 per cent. of paraffin-wax with a little beeswax and tallow: used as an addition to some of the lower grades of vulcanized india-rubber, in order to prevent cracking on exposure to the sun.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Sorry, no example sentences found.

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.