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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Kerite  \Ke"rite\,  n.  [Gr.  ke`ras,  horn.] 
  A  compound  in  which  tar  or  asphaltum  combined  with  animal  or 
  vegetable  oils  is  vulcanized  by  sulphur,  the  product  closely 
  resembling  rubber;  --  used  principally  as  an  insulating 
  material  in  telegraphy.  --Knight.