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  • adj. Having the characteristics of rubber

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having an elastic texture resembling rubber in flexibility or toughness


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  • He had -- he had hyperlon ki -- kind of rubberlike rafts.

    River-Horse: A Voyage Across America

  • The barrier should be made entirely of rubberlike material, and free from metal chains or cables extending therealong, so that when it is accidentally run over by a ship, rather than winding up around a propellor or shaft and so possibly causing considerable damage or delay necessary for its removal, it is simply chopped up into pieces.

    Georgianne Nienaber: Coast Guard Media Liaison Works for BP's PR Agency

  • He removed the two sections of the hard rubberlike mold, and on the lowermost end by the tails of the entwined snakes, he used his knife and carved out a slit into which he placed a small copper pipe.

    The Thieves of Darkness

  • Riser: To reduce vibration here, bow makers sculpt in ridges or cutouts and incorporate rubberlike synthetics within the riser material.

    The Whitetail Deer Hunter's Guide to Buying a Quiet Compound Bow

  • You mean the heat inside the earth is regularly released through the process of treating rubber or rubberlike materials with sulphur at great heat to improve elasticity and strength or to harden them.

    Think Progress » ThinkFast: August 16, 2006

  • The rubberlike material moved up and down as the gentle swells passed under it.

    Captain’s Peril

  • There was a flat, rubberlike plug that fit over the drain.

    The Soprano Sorceress

  • They are made of a sticky, rubberlike compound that adheres to the skin very tightly and creates an impermeable seal.

    The Garden of Rama

  • He opened it and took out several flat metal plates with goop on one side, then some larger, rubberlike patches.

    Lucifer's Hammer

  • As he had done the day before, he swabbed the unprotected throat with alcohol, and inserted the needle; a tiny rubberlike bulb, equipped with a one-way valve, attached to the jar, provided the gentle suction needed, and the container slowly filled to the indicated graduation.

    Natives of Space


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