pine tar


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pine tar

n.
A viscous or semisolid brown-to-black substance produced by the destructive distillation of pine wood and used in roofing compositions and as an expectorant and antiseptic.

pine tar

n
(Chemistry) a brown or black semisolid or viscous substance, produced by the destructive distillation of pine wood, used in roofing compositions, paints, medicines, etc

pine′ tar`


n.
a viscid, blackish brown liquid with an odor resembling that of turpentine, obtained by the destructive distillation of pine wood, used in paints, roofing, soaps, and as an antiseptic.
[1875–80]
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Noun1.pine tar - a dark viscous substance obtained from the destructive distillation of pine wood
wood tar - any tar obtained by the destructive distillation of wood
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The pine tar highlights the curl in the maple, the turpentine is the delivery system, the bee's wax gives depth to the finish and linseed oil protects the wood.
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