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  1. kerite(Noun)

    A compound in which tar or asphalt combined with animal or vegetable oils is vulcanized by sulphur, the product closely resembling rubber; formerly used as an insulating material in telegraphy.

  2. Origin: from a word meaning "horn".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kerite(noun)

    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

  2. Origin: [Gr. ke`ras, horn.]

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