God knows I credit Nicotine gum with everything from keeping me thin to saving my marriage, but it does have its hazards.
I'm not saying they were reading C. Wright Mills and the Port Huron Statement, but they voted Democratic by gum.
Walmart uses a lot more labor per sale than Costco does because it sells more than one kind of gum, and not always by the 24-pack.
Having localized the jaw pain, it quickly becomes unbearable, and I spit the gum out to give my tired face a rest.
Republicans throw up procedural obstacles just to gum up the works and run out the clock.
Selling four sticks of gum and three packages of cigarettes a day.
Dissolve the gum and honey in it, and strain it through muslin.
But the motion of the sea washes up pieces of the gum, which is of light weight.
For marbling books or paper, dissolve four ounces of gum arabac in two quarts of water, and pour it into a broad vessel.
The gum prevents the colour shifting during the immersion, but does not prevent the glaze adhering.
"resin," c.1300, from Old French gome "(medicinal) gum, resin," from Late Latin gumma, from Latin gummi, from Greek kommi "gum," from Egyptian kemai. As a shortened form of chewing gum, first attested 1842 in American English. The gum tree (1670s) was so called for the resin it exudes.
"membranes of the mouth," Old English goma "palate, side of the mouth" (single or plural), from a Germanic source represented by Old Norse gomi "palate," Old High German goumo; related to Lithuanian gomurys "palate," and perhaps from PIE *gheu- "to yawn" (cf. Greek khaos; see chaos).
early 14c., gommen, "treat with (medicinal or aromatic) gums," from gum (n.1). In the transferred or figurative sense of "spoil, ruin" (usually with up), it is first recorded 1901, probably from the notion of machinery becoming clogged. Of infants, etc., "to chew or gnaw (something) with the gums," by 1907, from gum (n.2). Related: Gummed; gumming.
gum 1 (gŭm)
Any of various viscous substances that are exuded by certain plants and trees and dry into water-soluble, noncrystalline, brittle solids.
A similar plant exudate, such as a resin.
Any of various adhesives made from such exudates or other sticky substance.
The firm connective tissue covered by mucous membrane that envelops the alveolar arches of the jaw and surrounds the bases of the teeth. Also called gingiva. v. gummed, gum·ming, gums
To chew food with toothless gums.
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Any of various sticky substances that are produced by certain plants and trees and dry into brittle solids soluble in water. Gums typically are colloidal mixtures of polysaccharides and mineral salts.
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