With pitch, gum, or grease, they covered up the cracks or seams.
Here is a piece of gum benzoin, the substance from which Friar's balsam is made.
Dissolve the gum and honey in it, and strain it through muslin.
Then, so an English writer tells us, a use was found for the gum—and a name.
For marbling books or paper, dissolve four ounces of gum arabac in two quarts of water, and pour it into a broad vessel.
The water had softened the gum, and the envelope had opened.
The state of the alveoli and the teeth, shows that the molars had not yet pierced the gum.
The substances utilised for this purpose are fragments of wood and of gum.
A roll of paper under the upper lip, between it and the gum, will also help.
Say, you could have slipped me into the penny slot of a gum machine.