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▪ Police raiding the riverboat party had found cocaine, ecstacy tablets, amphetamines and cannabis resin.
▪ July 3: Cannabis resin with a street value of £2,000 discovered in a car stopped in Bessbrook.
▪ July 4: 300 kilos of cannabis resin and herbal cannabis worth up to £3m seized from a Northern Ireland-registered lorry in Dover.
▪ Inside they discovered 178 kilos of cannabis resin with a street value of half a million pounds.
▪ Doherty and McMahon denied conspiracy to supply cannabis resin.
▪ In the parcel were 100 blocks of cannabis resin, each individually wrapped.
▪ His car was found to contain 19.93 kilos of cannabis resin, with a street value of £65,000.
▪ Effect of moisture and low-energy impact on carbon-fibre reinforced first generation and toughened epoxy resins.
▪ Then tissues were dehydrated with alcohol and embedded in epoxy resin.
▪ There also exists a range of specialised repair methods which use epoxy resins.
▪ We can also show the transition in cross-linked polymers such as epoxy resin.
▪ The new wheel is made from orientated fibres of carbon, glass and Kevlar, embedded in epoxy resin.
▪ The surface is comparable with cast epoxy resins for chemical and stain resistance, whilst offering the mechanical qualities of solid phenolics.
▪ Iii this procedure, plasma is mixed with a strongly acidic cation exchange resin of the sodium form.
▪ A commercial filtering medium now on the market combines activated carbon and an ion exchange resin.
▪ Carbon, zeolite, and resins have a limited life.
▪ He worked on a Diners Club card, removing the ink on the raised letters with a Q-tip doused in polyester resin.
▪ Iii this procedure, plasma is mixed with a strongly acidic cation exchange resin of the sodium form.
▪ July 4: 300 kilos of cannabis resin and herbal cannabis worth up to £3m seized from a Northern Ireland-registered lorry in Dover.
▪ Such resins are known to inhibit the growth of certain fungi.
▪ The resin content also makes them particularly glossy.
▪ Then tissues were dehydrated with alcohol and embedded in epoxy resin.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Resin \Res"in\ (r[e^]z"[i^]n), n. [F. r['e]sine, L. resina; cf. Gr. "rhti`nh Cf. Rosin.] Any one of a class of yellowish brown solid inflammable substances, of vegetable origin, which are nonconductors of electricity, have a vitreous fracture, and are soluble in ether, alcohol, and essential oils, but not in water; specif., pine resin (see Rosin).

Note: Resins exude from trees in combination with essential oils, gums, etc., and in a liquid or semiliquid state. They are composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, and they consist primarily of polymerized small molecules having carboxylic groups. Copal, mastic, guaiacum, and colophony or pine resin, are some of them. When mixed with gum, they form the gum resins, like asafetida and gamboge; mixed with essential oils, they form balsams, or oleoresins. They are also used in making varnishes.

2. Any of various polymeric substance resembling the natural resins[1], prepared synthetically; -- they are used, especially in particulate form, in research and industry for their property of specifically absorbing or adsorbing substances of particular types; they are especially useful in separation processes such as chromatography; as, an ion-exchange resin.

Highgate resin (Min.), a fossil resin resembling copal, occuring in blue clay at Highgate, near London.

Resin bush (Bot.), a low composite shrub ( Euryops speciosissimus) of South Africa, having smooth pinnately parted leaves and abounding in resin.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., from Old French resine "gum, resin," and directly from Latin resina "resin," from Greek rhetine "resin of the pine," of unknown origin.


n. 1 (senseid en plant_secretion)A viscous hydrocarbon secretion of many plants, particularly coniferous trees. 2 Any of various yellowish viscous liquids or soft solids of plant origin; used in lacquers, varnishes and many other applications; chemically they are mostly hydrocarbons, often polycyclic. 3 Any synthetic compound of similar properties. vb. to apply resin


n. any of a class of solid or semisolid viscous substances obtained either as exudations from certain plants or prepared by polymerization of simple molecules [syn: rosin]


In polymer chemistry and materials science, resin is a "solid or highly viscous substance," which are typically convertible into polymers. Such viscous substances can be plant-derived or synthetic in origin. They are often mixtures of organic compounds. Many plants, particularly woody plants produce resin in response to injury. The resin acts as a bandage protecting the plant from invading insects and pathogens.

Resin (disambiguation)

Resin is the hydrocarbon secretion of many plants, particularly coniferous trees.

Resin may also refer to:

Resin (film)

Resin is a 2001 American drama film directed by Steven Sobel (under the pseudonym Vladamir Gyorski). It is the twenty-third film in the Dogme 95 film movement.

Resin (software)

Resin is a web server and Java application server from Caucho Technology. In addition to Resin ( GPL), Resin Pro is available for enterprise and production environments. Resin supports the Java EE standard as well as a mod_php/PHP like engine called Quercus.

Resin Pro includes optimizations such as built-in caching and features such as clustering support, advanced administration, and the health system that includes HTTP session replication, Java Monitoring, distributed cache replication, and JMS queue replication. While Caucho describes these as "features and enhancements commonly needed in a production environment", Resin Open Source is used without these features.

Although a Java-based server, key pieces of Resin's core networking are written in highly optimized C. Caucho states Java is the layer that allows Resin to be "full featured" while C provides the speed. Resin, which was released in 1999, predates Apache Tomcat, and is one of the oldest application servers and web servers.

Usage examples of "resin".

Chemically, most of the Spurges contain caoutchouc, resin, gallic acid, and their particular acrid principle which has not been fully defined.

Made of carbon fiber, aluminium or composite resin, with cams that worked like gears at the end of the bow to give the bow cable more power, these modern versions of the longbow would have had Robin Hood creaming his Lincoln green.

Ores of Lead -- Geographical Distribution of the Lead Industry -- Chemical and Physical Properties of Lead -- Alloys of Lead -- Compounds of Lead -- Dressing of Lead Ores -- Smelting of Lead Ores -- Smelting in the Scotch or American Ore-hearth -- Smelting in the Shaft or Blast Furnace -- Condensation of Lead Fume -- Desilverisation, or the Separation of Silver from Argentiferous Lead -- Cupellation -- The Manufacture of Lead Pipes and Sheets -- Protoxide of Lead -- Litharge and Massicot -- Red Lead or Minium -- Lead Poisoning -- Lead Substitutes -- Zinc and its Compounds -- Pumice Stone -- Drying Oils and Siccatives -- Oil of Turpentine Resin -- Classification of Mineral Pigments -- Analysis of Raw and Finished Products -- Tables -- Index.

They sat on rolled raffia mats under the awning, their faces lit by a single candle which flickered in a resin holder.

He caulked the flaws with wax and clay, and he applied resin to the inner and outer surfaces to protect against further splits.

With a snap of the wrist, Cilia held out a twisted, melted piece of resin that had once been a fork.

In some analytical pocket of his mind Isaac realized that these were not, could not be, grots of history coagulated and distilled into that sticky resin.

The ion exchange resin of the purification system, he knew, kept the radioactive particles in the nuclear coolant down to a minimum.

He lives in southern France, grows his own poppies, makes real varnishes from dammar to copal, and gets his resins from all the right places, from India to the Levant.

The ripe fruit, from which a medicinal tincture is prepared, furnishes euonymin, a golden resin, which is purgative and emetic.

Yew trees, wild Pynes, vnfruitfull but dropping Resin, tall pineapple, straight Firre, burning Pitch trees, the spungie Larix, the aierie Teda beloued of the mountains, celebrated and preserued for the festiuall Oreades.

They advocate bloodletting, laxatives, hot fomentations, a potion of hydromel mixed with hyssop, and lozenges made from galbanum and turpentine resin.

On the papers into which paste starch and resin have been introduced, the stains present such delicate reactions that we may sometimes distinguish by their color the portion of paper which has been moistened with alcohol from that which has been moistened with water.

He charged back with the naked bayonet glinting oilily and evilly in his hand, still screaming cursing, clear across the room where no man tried to stop him, but Maggio moving with his club out into the aisle for clearance and going to meet him, and death suddenly slid into the big room dartingly like a boxer on silent resined feet moving pantherishly in to punch.

It contains resin and mucilage, in addition to saponin, which is its leading principle, and by virtue of which decoctions of the root produce a soapy froth.