chewing gum

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chewing gum a preparation (usually made of sweetened chicle) for chewing
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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.”

Usage

In literature:

When the jaws really need exercise, chew gum.
"Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son" by George Horace Lorimer
Presently he takes a package of chewing gum from his coat pocket, selects two pieces, puts them into his mouth and begins to chew.
"A Book of Burlesques" by H. L. Mencken
Dayguild grinned and chewed gum as he entered the box and faced little McDornick, champion base runner of the Camdens.
"Frank Merriwell's Cruise" by Burt L. Standish
Dick was chewing gum.
"The Forbidden Trail" by Honoré Willsie
These contained a great diversity of articles, ranging from woollen goods to chewing gum and safety pins.
"The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I" by Herbert Brayley Collett
A large florid young woman, chewing gum, was behind the counter, patting down her oily chestnut curls.
"Skippy Bedelle" by Owen Johnson
Fred was sitting under a tree, chewing gum.
"Little Grandfather" by Sophie May
It was only yesterday I feruled Ozen Wiggins for chewing gum.
"Little Grandmother" by Sophie May
The boy, superior, indifferent, and chewing gum, accepted his tip and departed.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
The mother, in fact all the females, chewed gum.
"Some Reminiscences of old Victoria" by Edgar Fawcett
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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:

MILLIONS of Americans smoke, and many of them battle nicotine addiction with the often frustrating and limited assistance of nicotine chewing gums and skin patches.
You could abolish homework, fire teachers, permit gum-chewing in class.
Stride gum, Kraft Foods, Shaun White, official brand spokesman, chewing gum.
CHICAGO — Extra has boosted its lineup of Dessert Delights chewing gum with a new addition that was selected by Facebook fans.
A common artificial sweetener found in sugar-free baked goods, candy, oral hygiene products and chewing gum can be a killer if ingested by a dog, the FDA is warning.
Could Gum- chewing Cause Wrinkles.
Chewing gum ruse leads to arrest in 1976 cold case murder.
According to the report, DNA from gum chewed by 63-year-old Gary Sanford Raub matched recently analyzed blood evidence from the kitchen of 70-year-old Blanche M Kimball, who was stabbed fatally at her home in 1976.
DNA samples failed to link a Washington transient to a killing in Maine in 1976, authorities said asking him to chew a piece of gum was what brought him to justice.
All of the unsavory characters in movies chew gum, vigorously and noisily.
It is also fine, said Dr Bogdan, to chew gum right after eating, unlike brushing the teeth.
Have any of you ever been "snapped" by a pack of chewing gum.
Surely you remember those fake " chewing gum" practical jokes, usually sold in department stores.
If the answer is no, then it isn't appropriate to chew gum either.
Chewing gum is very distracting to those who have to watch you chew it.
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