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In my experience, the old herbals, receipts, and other references to The Useful Plants all seem to conflate gums, resins, rosins, balsams, mastics,and incenses -- it immediately struck me that "frankgum" was likely a local variant of "frankincense", a rather loosely-used term to describe any fragrant or palatable tree sap.
Several firms manufacture and sell ready made priming paints and mastics for waterproofing concrete by substantially the above method.
It was to be supposed therefore that if they were prowling about the neighbourhood, they would also profit by the shelter of the trees or the high bushes of mastics and myrtles which formed such an excellent screen.
He helped himself up with hands and feet; he seized on the tufts of slender herbs on the hill-side, and on a few meagre shrubs, mastics and myrtles, which stretched away up to the top.
If you should have an interest in a higher rated low voltage electric tape groups you will find, rubber tapes; friction, duct and cloth tapes; splice kits and insulating mastics.
If you were to use spreadable floor mastics, that look like cake icing, the mastic never really gets hard.
If we quit for a moment the interior of the city to follow between two hedgerows of mastics or aloes, one of those capricious paths which lead one, now up to the summit of a hill, now to the depths of some ravine, very soon the tones of a rustic flute, the modulations of the _Djou-wak_, will betray some cool and peaceful retreat, some rustic café, easily recognized by its facade, pierced with large openings.
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