The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
(in Russian, osmol or smol’e), the stumps and roots of pine, used in the production of rosin and turpentine (seeTIMBER-CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY). The resin content depends on the amount of time that elapses between felling the tree and removing the stump.
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