Chewing-gum

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Chewing-gum a preparation made from a gum called chicle, produced by a Mexican tree allied to the india-rubber tree, sweetened and flavoured
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Quotations

  • Elbert Hubbard
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    “This will never be a civilized country until we expend more money for books than we do for chewing gum.”
  • Lyndon B. Johnson
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    “Jerry Ford is so dumb he can't fart and chew gum at the same time.”
  • Frank Lloyd Wright
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    “TV -- chewing gum for the eyes.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ceĆ³wan; Ger. kauen; cf. Jaw.

Usage

In literature:

The lime in this instance is made simply by chewing a few grains of wheat in the mouth until a gum is formed.
"Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making" by William Hamilton Gibson
Let a boy dictate a letter to a gum-chewing, fidgety, harum-scarum stenographer.
"Public Speaking" by Clarence Stratton
A ball of string was fixed on her head by means of a wad of chewing-gum.
"Honey-Sweet" by Edna Turpin
One might say that the "strength" of the saliva has been lost while chewing gum.
"Vitality Supreme" by Bernarr Macfadden
I had some chewing gum a while ago.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue on Grandpa's Farm" by Laura Lee Hope
He gums it and bolts it before it is half chewed.
"Old Fogy" by James Huneker
In the North they also have a strange custom, called chewing gum.
"As A Chinaman Saw Us" by Anonymous
In his disturbed state he actually swallowed the chew of gum he had procured.
"Rival Pitchers of Oakdale" by Morgan Scott
A gum called larch-tree sulphur, chewed by both natives and settlers, is also obtained from these forests.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
I saw him chewing gum this morning coming to school.
"Chicken Little Jane" by Lily Munsell Ritchie
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In poetry:

"And you who with the horde have come,
I hate your guts, I say with candour;
Your wife wears slacks, and you chew gum,
So I, the ghost of Savage Landor,
Beg you, step closer to the edge,
That I may push you o'er the ledge."
"The Leaning Tower" by Robert W Service

In news:

Unfortunately, there's not a lot of environmental data on the chewing-gum industry.
But given how useless gum is, at least for most people, the Lantern isn't prepared to cut Big Chew much slack.
Minty Kisses is currently offering FREE samples of their chewing gum.
But now they must also face competition from chewing gum.
Chewing gum smacks of wrinkle risks.
Chewing gum could detect malaria.
Chewing gum was originally exactly that, congealed tree gum or resin, plus a flavoring agent, also usually natural.
"It's like they've stepped in chewing gum," says journalist Danny Schechter, author of Falun Gong 's Challenge to China.
Hydraulic fracturing chews into guar gum supplies.
Like 'walking and chewing gum at the same time '.
Filing for print and digital is described as like 'walking and chewing gum' at the same time .
I have warm-enough memories of eating Ding Dongs as a child but nothing compared to the amount of gum I've chewed -- and loved -- in my life.
That's why I was struck by a recent news story reporting that a murder 36 years old may be solved because a homeless man in Seattle fell for a phony chewing gum-survey in July.
Pretending to be researchers, they paid him $5 for taking part in a " chewing gum survey" that gave them a fresh sample of Raub's DNA.
How to make organic chewing gum the Mayan way.
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