from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A hard rubber produced by vulcanization.
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- n. A hard rubber made by vulcanization with sulfur; ebonite
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Hard rubber produced by vulcanizing with a large proportion of sulphur.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The harder of the two forms of vulcanized india-rubber, the other form being known as soft rubber.
- n. A name sometimes given to pyroxene, from its being found i n ejected blocks and lavas
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- n. a hard nonresilient rubber formed by vulcanizing natural rubber
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The camera also sports a new easy-grip and specially robust "vulcanite" finish.
He rested himself against the wooden pillar of the veranda and took aim carefully; then, as he felt the hard vulcanite butt against his bare shoulder, he flinched.
LAMB: I wrote down a bunch of words that -- in reading about the rubber -- when you get past the latex, then you get to magnesia, and then you get to turpentine and lime and nitric acid and naphtha, urine, vulcanite.
Instead, she removed the vulcanite band from inside her left sleeve.
D, Fig. 4, gutta percha or vulcanite insulating plate, through which pass numerous very fine platinum wires, each corresponding at its point of contact with those on the circular disk, A.
Instead of using a diaphragm, they sometimes fix a stem to one of the cores of the electro-magnet, and mount thereon a light disk of vulcanite, wood, ivory, gutta-percha, or any other substance which it is capable of vibrating.
Dr. Fowler, of Yarmouthport, Mass., obtained patents for its combination with vulcanite as applied to dentistry and other uses.
The false impression is thus produced that the original radiated heat was unaffected by the vulcanite plate; instead of which, as a matter of fact, the vulcanite plate had cut off the radiant heat, becoming heated itself by so doing, and was consequently then the radiating body affecting the thermometer.
The inductive radiant energy thus cut off, however, is not lost, but is converted into electrical energy in the metal plate, thereby causing it to become, as in the case of the vulcanite in the heat experiment, a source of radiation which compensates as far as spiral B is concerned for the original inductive radiant energy cut off.
Now, if for instance a plate of vulcanite is interposed, it cuts off and absorbs a part of the radiant heat emitted by D, and thus a fall is produced in the thermometer reading.