Mastic
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A low shrubby tree of the genus Pistacia (P. Lentiscus), growing upon the islands and coasts of the Mediterranean, and producing a valuable resin; -- called also, mastic tree.

2. (n.) A resin exuding from the mastic tree, and obtained by incision. The best is in yellowish white, semitransparent tears, of a faint smell, and is used as an astringent and an aromatic, also as an ingredient in varnishes.

3. (n.) A kind of cement composed of burnt clay, litharge, and linseed oil, used for plastering walls, etc.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
MASTIC, MASTICK

mas'-tik (schinos): A tree mentioned only in Susanna verse 54 (compare Genesis 37:25 margin). It is the Pistacia lentiscus (Arabic, Mistaki), a shrub which attains a height of 10 to 12 ft., growing in thickets on the slopes round the Mediterranean. The gum which exudes through incisions made in the bark is greatly prized as a masticatory. The smell and flavor are suggestive of the terebinth. It is chewed in order to preserve the teeth and gums. But often men chew it without any special purpose, just because they like it. The mastick produced in Chios is most highly esteemed. It is employed in making perfumes and sweetmeats; in preparing bread a little is sometimes added to the dough just before it is put into the oven.

W. Ewing

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The Third Continental Journey.
... following with the baggage. We winded our way among bushes of myrtle and
mastic till we reached the willow-city. It consists of ...
/.../chapter xii the third continental.htm

The Woman which was a Sinner
... ointment.' The word is evidently the Hebrew and Rabbinic {hebrew} which, however,
is not always the equivalent for myrrh, but seems also to mean musk and mastic ...
/.../the life and times of jesus the messiah/chapter xxi the woman which.htm

The Memphite Empire
... These stones were cased with granitic marble. I found some pieces still
unbroken which had been attached to the stones with mastic. ...
/.../chapter iithe memphite empire.htm

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Mastic
... tree of the genus Pistacia (P. Lentiscus), growing upon the islands and coasts of
the Mediterranean, and producing a valuable resin; -- called also, mastic tree ...
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Mastick
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia MASTIC, MASTICK. mas'-tik (schinos): A tree mentioned
only in Susanna verse 54 (compare Genesis 37:25 margin). ...
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Mastery (5 Occurrences)

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Balm (7 Occurrences)
... It is translated "balm" in the King James Version and the Revised Version (British
and American), but is called "mastic," the Revised Version, margin. ...
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Gilead (130 Occurrences)
... Hawthorn, mastic and arbutus abound, while many a glen and slope is shady with
shaggy oak woods, and, in the higher reaches, with pines. ...
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