One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A liquid that dries to a rubber-like material, used especially as an adhesive in mending rubber articles.
- ‘In addition to the tyres, the shed also contained a number of 45-gallon drums of benzole, rubber solution and paraffin.’
- ‘When my fingers smell of rubber solution and I have discovered the umpteenth miniscule hole in an inner tube, I reckon that my most significant lifetime achievement is to fix bicycle punctures.’
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