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ruh ber

  • n  an elastic material obtained from the latex sap of trees (especially trees of the genera Hevea and Ficus) that can be vulcanized and finished into a variety of products
  • n  any of various synthetic elastic materials whose properties resemble natural rubber
  • n  an eraser made of rubber (or of a synthetic material with properties similar to rubber); commonly mounted at one end of a pencil
  • n  contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse
  • n  a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow
  • v  coat or impregnate with rubber
    rubberize fabric for rain coats
  • s  returned for lack of funds
    a rubber check

  • As scrap rubber piled up in reclamation heaps last week, many a citizen wondered howand even whetheryou could separate the rubber from a raincoat.
  • When the Japanese took Singapore and the Dutch East Indies they captured 90% of the world's supply of crude rubber.
  • This is the current rubber situation as it affects this country.
News & Articles

  • Rubber Drops to 9-Month Low as Yen Rally Saps Investor Appetite
    Rubber slumped to the lowest level in nine months after the Japanese currency rallied the most in three years against the dollar, sapping investor appetite for yen-denominated futures.
    June 12, 2013 - Bloomberg
  • RUBBER-Tokyo futures prices after evening session
    Following are prices for Tokyo rubber futures at the end of the Tokyo market's evening session on June 12. Contract Day Volume Evening Volume * Jun 236.8 20 236.8 1 * Jul 237.0 171 236.5 9 * Aug 238.0 ...
    June 12, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! Finance
  • RUBBER-Tokyo futures fall to 9-mth low, demand outlook weighs
    TOKYO, June 12 (Reuters) - Benchmark Tokyo rubber futures dropped to a 9-month low on Wednesday, snapping gains in the previous two sessions as the yen's biggest jump in three years the previous day and ...
    June 12, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! Finance
Quotes

  • Barbara Boxer in ABC News
    This Congress was never meant to be a rubber stamp,added Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., "Read the Constitution. The Congress has the power to declare war. And on multiple occasions, we used our power to end conflicts."
  • Tilda Swinton in Variety
    Seeing you climb into that rubber bat suit from Batman & Robin,the one with the nipples, every morning under your costume, on the set, off the set, hanging upside-down at lunch -- 'You rock, man,'" Swinton said.
  • Joe Barton in WWSB ABC 7
    LIHEAP is supposed to be for poor people, not for cheats who pose as something or someone they're not and get their paperwork rubber-stamped by gullible government officials,said US Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, the ranking GOP member of the...

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