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pine tar

substance obtained by the destructive distillation of the wood of Pinus palustris and other species of Pinus; used internally as an expectorant and externally in the treatment of skin diseases.
Synonym(s): liquid pitch
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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.
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America got a lesson in pine tar that Sunday afternoon, and soon every baseball fan knew that pine tar is allowed from the bottom of the bat and could extend 18 inches toward the top.
New York Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda will come off the disabled list Wednesday and make his first start since his suspension for using pine tar on the mound.
Tampa Bay relief pitcher Joel Peralta is catching heat after being (http://scores.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=320619120) ejected for allegedly using pine tar during the eighth inning of the team's June 19 victory over the Washington Nationals.
We found that you can't just run down to your local hardware store and ask for a can of pine tar. We got this funny look and the reply, "You want what, and you're going to do what with it?"
Typical materials which are handled in a DLC form include petroleum oils, ester plasticizers, low softening point resins (pine tar, rosin, coumarone-indene, phenolic, etc.), waxes, low molecular weight liquid elastomers, adhesion promoters, coupling agents, co-agents and peptizers.
"Whether or not it's using pine tar or cameras or whatever this day and age brings about, all kinds of stuff goes on -- there's sign stealing.
The umpires had disallowed the homer because the pine tar on Brett's bat exceeded the 18-inch limit.
I put some pine tar, (the kind you buy at feed stores for horses) in some soap for a good shampoo.
It is said to give players a better grip that is an alternative to the pine tar traditionally used.
The most intelligent comment about the Michael Pineda pine tar incident last week came from Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild.
That, of course, led to the "Pine Tar Game": featuring George Brett, the Kansas City Royals third baseman and future Hall of Famer.