Origin of gum elastic
First recorded in 1780–90
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Examples from the Web for gum elastic
Professor Espy was here, with a tremendous storm in a gum-elastic bag.The Hall of Fantasy (From "Mosses From An Old Manse")
In an emergency a gum-elastic catheter with a terminal aperture may be passed, as recommended by Macewen and Annandale.
Bougies are made of various materials, but for ordinary purposes the gum-elastic is the best.
With a gum-elastic bougie this is very rare, but it is more likely to occur if the brittle celluloid bougies are used.
I finally threw aside the gum-elastic chamber and unrigged it from around the car.
- another name for rubber 1 (def. 1)
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