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- n. See Lac.
- n. an inferior lac produced by lac insects in Madagascar.
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- n. an inferior lac produced by lac insects in Madagascar
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They also brought on board a small quantity of gum, of a seemingly very fine quality, which had exuded from trees, and bore some resemblance to gum-lac.
Tasman took for gum-lac; it is extracted from the largest tree in the woods.
Towards the close of 1815 a man, a stranger, had established himself in the town, and had been inspired with the idea of substituting, in this manufacture, gum-lac for resin, and, for bracelets in particular, slides of sheet-iron simply laid together, for slides of soldered sheet-iron.
He sent before him a present of lignum-aloes and gum-lac, the produce of his country, but Alboquerque, suspecting the honesty of his intentions, and fearing that he either aspired to the crown of Malacca or designed to entice the merchants to resort to his own kingdom, refused to permit his coming, and gave the superintendence of the natives to a person named Nina Chetuan.
This country also produces many drugs and gums, and particularly the gum-lac, from which hard sealing-wax is made.
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Out of the trees we cut down for fire-wood, there issued some gum, which the surgeon called gum-lac.
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a stranger, had established himself in the town, and had been inspired with the idea of substituting, in this manufacture, gum-lac for resin, and, for bracelets in particular, slides of sheet-iron simply laid together, for slides of soldered sheet-iron.