Resinous electricity

(Elec.) electricity which is exited by rubbing bodies of the resinous kind. See Negative electricity, under Negative.

See also: Resinous

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Du Fay decided there must be two electrical fluids and he called them vitreous (from a Latin word for "glass") electricity and resinous electricity. One form of electricity attracted the other, but each repelled itself.