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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

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

Etymology: L, pinus, pine; AS, teoru, tar
a topical antieczematic and a rubefacient. It is a common ingredient in creams, soaps, and lotions used in the treatment of chronic skin conditions, such as eczema or psoriasis.

tar

a dark-brown or black, viscid liquid obtained from various species of pine or from bituminous coal. See also wood tar derivatives.

coal tar
coal tar pitch
tar derivatives
include phenol (carbolic acid), cresols, creosote, all potent poisons. See also wood tar derivatives.
hot tar
a cause of burns in dogs and cats, usually made more severe because it sticks to the skin.
juniper tar
a volatile oil obtained from wood of Juniperus oxycedrus; used topically in the treatment of skin disease.
pine tar
a product of destructive distillation of the wood of various pine trees; used as a rubefacient and treatment for skin disease.
tar pitch
Stockholm tar
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Everyone knows about pine tar, but the least remembered part of the story is what happened before we learned about pine tar.
In the sport of baseball, pine tar is usually applied to the handles of baseball bats because of its ability to improve a batter's grip, helping to prevent the bat from slipping out of the player's hands during hard swings.
Michael Pineda got the maximum suspension for using pine tar during his brief stint in Wednesday night's game.
Against which pitcher did George Brett hit his famous pine tar homer: Sparky Lyle, Goose Gossage, Ron Guidry or Doyle Alexander?
BALTIMORE - Angels reliever Brendan Donnelly was certain when he was caught June 14 with pine tar on his glove during a game against the Washington Nationals that former Angel malcontent Jose Guillen, now with the Nationals, was the one who tipped off Nationals manager Frank Robinson.
Yes, I know the ticks are there, as well as numerous other nasty beasts, but I wash down with pine tar soap, tuck my long sleeved shirt in my pants, pants in my boots, and wear a hat.
Or maybe it was their way of sending a pine tar message.
I was sitting in the dugout, and Billy Martin, our manager, kept saying at the beginning of the game, 'Look at all the pine tar on BreWs bat
Boston beat New York, 5-1, on Wednesday night behind some excellent pitching by John Lackey, but his great work was overshadowed by the ejection of Yankees starter Michael Pineda for doctoring the ball with pine tar.
The George Brett pine tar case is a perfect example.
Donnelly, who was caught with pine tar on his glove in a game June 14 against Washington, said he didn't handle his situation well.