The authorities have flatly denied using live cartridges, stating that their rifles have only been loaded with rubber bullets.
Fromm took courses in rubber chemistry and came up with the idea to apply the knowledge to prophylactics.
I pulled my hair back into a rubber band and let rip with every bit of French nastiness I had inside me.
She seemed to defy gravity throughout the dance, standing on the tips of the rubber and carbon fiber feet.
Another toxic component of the fuel was hydroxyl-terminated polybutadiene, a form of rubber.
Then came a fair one clean across the rubber, but Joel did not strike.
They had discovered a process to render it as pliable as rubber.
It will foot up to two hundred with rubber blankets and extras.
It was more useful than rubber could be, for it was almost indestructible.
Pour the mixture into a rubber mold, or, if preferred, drop like cream wafers upon waxed paper.
"thing that rubs" (a brush, cloth, etc.), 1530s, agent noun from rub (v.). The meaning "elastic substance from tropical plants" (short for India rubber) first recorded 1788, introduced to Europe 1744 by Charles Marie de la Condamine, so called because it originally was used as an eraser.
Very useful for erasing the strokes of black lead pencils, and is popularly called rubber, and lead-eater. [entry for Caoutchouc in Howard, "New Royal Encyclopedia," 1788]Meaning "overshoe made of rubber" is 1842, American English; slang sense of "condom" is by 1930s. Sense of "deciding match" in a game or contest is 1590s, of unknown signification, and perhaps an entirely separate word. Rubber stamp (n.) is from 1881; figurative sense of "institution whose power is formal but not real" is from 1919; the verb in this sense is from 1934. Rubber cement is attested from 1856 (from 1823 as India-rubber cement). Rubber check (one that "bounces") is from 1927.
A professional killer; hit man (1934+ Underworld)