Drive very fast, as in We'll have to burn rubber to get there in time. In this bit of automotive jargon, the rubber refers to tires that heat up when they rotate suddenly at great speed. [Slang; mid-1900s]
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Hatuey replied that he would rather burn and be sent to hell than ever again encounter people as cruel as the Spanish.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These villages used to harvest rubber, cacao, palm oil, and coffee beans.
Are sociopathic animals in while sociopathic people burn in hell?Sorry, Internet: Pope Francis Didn't Open Paradise to Pets|Candida Moss|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He spent three days in a rubber room wearing a plastic smock before returning.
With a rubber spatula, stir in the chocolate and cranberries until the dough is well mixed.Make These Barefoot Contessa Salty Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies|Ina Garten|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Truth is a torch, but one of enormous size; so that we slink past it in rather a blinking fashion for fear it should burn us.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
On the thirteenth of the same month they bound to the stake, in order to burn alive, a man who had two religious in his house.
He couldn't sell them; he couldn't burn them; he was even compelled to insure them, to his intense disgust.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
They used to declare that every unbaptised baby would go to Hell and burn for ever in fire and brimstone.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
And it shall devour the mountains, and burn the wilderness, and consume all that is green as with fire.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various