I wanted to find some of that gum; you know the kind in the pouch with the baseball players on it?
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.
After two weeks of cold turkey, I sensed he was faltering and bought him some Nicotine gum.
I have a wobbly desk that I put together poorly about three moves ago, and which is now being held together with gum and string.
I gather up my laptop and toss the mess of gum wrappers and chewed spearmint globs into the trash can.
Selling four sticks of gum and three packages of cigarettes a day.
Not far off also were some gum-trees, from which he gathered a handful or two of gum.
But the motion of the sea washes up pieces of the gum, which is of light weight.
It came away in Beatrice's hands when she pulled it, as if it had been fixed there by gum.
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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