Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An abbreviation of guttapercha.
“These, twisted loosely into a small cable, are surrounded by repeated layers of gutta-percha, which is, in turn, covered with jute.”
“Not gutta-percha, you understand, nor any cheap composition; but pure Para rubber of the best quality.”
“I love the signage from three different eras, and the erupting thick black wires that look like they've been dipped in gutta percha -- it's my favorite kind of London streetscene, walls that have been scarred and repurposed as the technologies of municipal living changed.”
“It is almost enough to make me wish that the ghost of "Bully" Brooks would possess House Minority Leader John Boehner, who would then grab a gutta-percha cane, and mistaking Senator Lieberman for Charles Sumner, beat him half to death on the Senate Floor.”
“As Sumner began to stand up, Brooks began beating Sumner on the head with his thick gutta-percha cane with a gold head.”
“The players took fistfulls of wet sand to build a little hill to elevate their balls made of gutta percha, a material from the rubbery dried sap of sapodilla trees.”
“In the sale is a gutta-percha ball made by famed Scottish golfer Willie Park Jr. around 1896.”
“Featheries" -- balls made from stitched leather stuffed with feathers -- were replaced by a smoother play with gutta-percha balls.”
“Gutta-percha impressions and electrotypes were finally created, the current lot being one of the rare original electrotypes.”
“The pin is of gutta-percha, with a D of that beautiful shell set in it.”
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