One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘On old silver birches the bark can become corklike and deeply fissured, with parts covered by large colonies of the yellow foliose lichen, Candelaria concolor.’
- ‘The trees have two to four inch thick trunks of corklike material which was very soft and spongy inside with a green colored bark on the outside.’
- ‘Termites travel from nests in the soil through a brownish, corklike tube to their food supply.’
- ‘These spots turn into raised lesions that begin to darken in color and then take on a corklike appearance becoming rough to the touch.’
- ‘The instruments are then attached using nylon bolts, which screw into a corklike layer of skin on the whale's back.’
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