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 Posted: Fri May 4th, 2007 01:46 pm
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Wikipedia has gutta-percha as the hardened sap of the percha tree -- when processed, a rubbery substance and, when hardened, a hard material.

It also has Representative Preston Brooks (thanks for the correction, medicboymatt) as using a cane of gutta-percha wood. I read this to mean that the cane was carved of the wood of a percha tree, but I suppose it could mean simply that there was confusion about the material itself.

Just a thought.

Ole

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