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  • s  having the characteristics of pitch or tar

  • For centuries, the resinous secretions that Laccifer lacca beetles deposited on trees had provided a cottage industry in southern Asia, where peasants heated and filtered it to .
  • The "fire," he said, is a single "fluid," not the dual "vitreous" and "resinous" electricities postulated by European savants.
  • Two men climbed a gum tree to escape deceptively low flames in the tinder-dry grass; the resinous tree erupted like a match, gluing their bodies to its trunk.
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  • Gather spruce tips while you may.
    For several years the spruce tip oil served at one of my favorite restaurants has had me in thrall. This vivid green liquid is drizzled across a mélange of grains and roasted vegetables and has astringent, slightly resinous flavor.
    July 7, 2013 - Bangor Daily News

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