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India rubber

or india rubber

noun
  1. rubber1(def 1).
  2. a rubber eraser.
  3. a rubber overshoe.
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Origin of India rubber

First recorded in 1780–90
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Historical Examples of india rubber

  • India-rubber had been tried by Jacobi, the Russian electrician, as far back as 1811.

    Heroes of the Telegraph

    J. Munro

  • You can't find out where he gets all that india-rubber, hey Willems?

  • Taking the india-rubber band off the notes, she put one into her purse.

    Good Old Anna

    Marie Belloc Lowndes

  • You see, they fell on a bed of India-rubber about twenty feet deep.

  • In former days the people were as of iron, while now they are of india-rubber.

    Foma Gordyeff

    Maxim Gorky


British Dictionary definitions for india rubber

India rubber

noun
  1. another name for rubber 1 (def. 1)
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