The New International Encyclopædia/Raupenleim

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The New International Encyclopædia
Raupenleim
Edition of 1905. See also Raupenleim on Wiktionary, and the disclaimer.

RAUPENLEIM, rou'pen-līm (Ger., caterpillar lime). A crude petroleum product resembling an impure vaseline, more or less greasy, smooth, of a butter like consistency at ordinary temperatures, and absolutely resisting wash by rains, which is frequently used to form a band about trees to keep certain insects from climbing to the branches.