kerite


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Kerite \Ke"rite\, n. [Gr. ke`ras, horn.]
   A compound in which tar or asphaltum combined with animal or
   vegetable oils is vulcanized by sulphur, the product closely
   resembling rubber; -- used principally as an insulating
   material in telegraphy. --Knight.
   [1913 Webster]
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