Under the obstruction-which I took to be some kind of resinous lubricant-I detected the gleam of contacts.
Besides, I hoped that in this walk we should meet with some kind of resinous tree, the branches of which might serve as torches.
The young woman waiting for me that morningâ€”older than those who usually came to our door seeking entry into Carmelâ€”was instead staring up at the suffering Christ, apparently absorbing every detail of the deep, dark gashes and dripping blood vividly rendered with resinous, glossy paint.
On me: Thick dark resinous spice - with a hint of plastic that teases and disappears, hopefully for good.
Fragments of dead trees were gathered, made into a kiln covered with earth, and subjected to a slow fire which forced out the resinous matter.