• WordNet 3.6
    • adj foaming producing or covered with lathery sweat or saliva from exhaustion or disease "the rabid animal's frothing mouth"
    • adj foaming emitting or filled with bubbles as from carbonation or fermentation "bubbling champagne","foamy (or frothy) beer"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Cow is a Japanese brand of shaving foam
    • foaming Specifically, noting a class of sectional boilers in which each unit discharges the steam-gas formed in it into a chamber above the level of any water which may accumulate in the latter. The disengagement of steam from the water is therefore more tumultuous, by reason of the small area of cross-section, than in the other type called ‘drowned,’ where the ends of the generating-units are below the water level, and steam only frees itself from water at the larger disengagement area of the larger vessel or drum.
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    “May your joys be as deep as the ocean, your sorrows as light as its foam.”
  • Anais Nin
    “Electric flesh-arrows... traversing the body. A rainbow of color strikes the eyelids. A foam of music falls over the ears. It is the gong of the orgasm.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Poetry must be as new as foam and as old as the rock.”


Foam at the mouth - If you foam at the mouth, you are very, very angry.


In literature:

Still all three ships tear on over the foaming ocean.
"Paul Gerrard" by W.H.G. Kingston
They waved their own in return, and as the Foam drew rapidly away gave a final farewell and departed.
"A Master Of Craft" by W. W. Jacobs
There was foam on his lips and he screamed as he ran.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
With his sleeve, he wiped away the foam.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
The wretched man's mouth foamed, and his eyes bulged out of their sockets.
"In the Forbidden Land" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Southern winds stretch the sails; we scud over the foam-flecked waters, whither wind and pilot called our course.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
We crossed the stream, a rapid and foaming torrent.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
A water surface for the disengagement of the steam from the water, of sufficient extent to prevent foaming.
"Steam, Its Generation and Use" by Babcock & Wilcox Co.
Whenever you and the Foam Flake are ready, I am.
"Fair Harbor" by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
The night was pitchy dark, the wind blew harder than ever, and the foam-topped seas raged round the hapless brig.
"The History of Little Peter, the Ship Boy" by W.H.G. Kingston
The sea was churned by the storm into a perfect foam.
"Captain Canot" by Brantz Mayer
They stood looking at the foaming, swirling waters, not knowing what to do.
"Adrift in a Boat" by W.H.G. Kingston
Suddenly he threw up his arms, and a white-crested top of a sea breaking over him, he disappeared for ever amidst a mass of foam.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
A wild shriek was heard as he sank into the seething foam, without hope of being rescued.
"The Rival Crusoes" by W.H.G. Kingston
I went on deck and found the vessel on one side, and scudding steadily through the foaming deep.
"A Journey to America in 1834" by Robert Heywood
With increased anxiety, Adair cast his eye over the foaming rollers, both up and down the coast.
"The Three Commanders" by W.H.G. Kingston
For a moment the very water itself seemed aflame, then it boiled up into a mass of seething foam.
"The World Peril of 1910" by George Griffith
Then were the fury-smitten folk like to a sea that foams.
"Nirvana Days" by Cale Young Rice
It was foaming at the top.
"Unfinished Portraits" by Jennette Lee
The beck raced below them, spluttering and foaming, and they could hear the grinding of rocks under its feet.
"Barbara Lynn" by Emily J. Jenkinson

In poetry:

You may hear our hailing, hailing,
For the voices of our home;
Ride we, ride we, ever home,
Haunted children of the foam.
"The Children Of The Foam" by William Wilfred Campbell
Woodsy and wild and lonesome,
The swift stream wound away,
Through birches and scarlet maples
Flashing in foam and spray,—
"Cobbler Keezar's Vision" by John Greenleaf Whittier
We spoke not as the shore grew less,
But gazed in silence back,
Where the long billows swept away
The foam behind our track.
"The Heart Of The Bruce" by William Edmondstoune Aytoun
I stood one summer, friend, beside
The foam waves of a distant sea
That muttered all the summer through
A low sweet threnody.
"At Key's Grave" by Folger McKinsey
And now he kens some castle gray
Wild turrets ivied, in the moon,
Old, where through woodlands foaming on
A torrent shone....
"A Mabinogi" by Madison Julius Cawein
Ben Boyd’s Tower is watching—
Watching o’er the foam;
Ben Boyd’s Tower is waiting
Till the “Wanderer” comes home.
"Ben Boyd's Tower" by Henry Lawson

In news:

His seasonal starter of wild-mushroom "cappuccino," topped with Parmesan foam, is served in a test tube.
At the root of hydrogen peroxide 's purported power is the same action that makes it foam when placed on a cut.
Simmons is introducing phase-change technology in a new line of gel memory foam beds that is designed to help sleepers find their ideal sleeping temperature.
This first thing that hits your palate is the foam from this Belgian ale.
According to the company, this material is a lightweight, strong graphite foam with exceptionally high thermal conductivity.
Customers leave Jamba Juice in Sand City with plastic foam cups.
Revision of D7132 - 05 Standard Test Method for Determination of Retained Blowing Agent in Extruded Polystyrene Foam.
WK35285 Standard Test Method for Determination of Retained Blowing Agent in Extruded Polystyrene Foam.
Issaquah will become the first Eastside city to ban polystyrene food containers, when Styrofoam takeout boxes and plastic foam cups are outlawed next October.
3M Polystyrene Foam Insulation 78 Spray Adhesive can be used in just about any application involving EPS (expanded or extruded polystyrene ).
Revision of D7487 - 08 Standard Practice for Polyurethane Raw Materials: Polyurethane Foam Cup Test.
Look at this coffee foam.
More US cities are banning or restricting foam cups and take-out food containers, but critics say the alternatives may not be better.
Runners gather at the starting line and prepare to sprint though the foam before the adult 5K race at the Foam Fest 5K Run at Double D Ranch in Mesquite, TX on November 3,2012.
A snazzy penguin named Captain Cool sauntered onto the bedding scene last year, introducing a cool-sleeping line of gel memory foam beds .

In science:

Krasnov, “Spin foam models and the classical action principle,” Adv.
A finiteness proof for the Lorentzian state sum spinfoam model for quantum general relativity
Incidently, this regularization technique, which has been called a “spin foam” [16,17]. and the construction of the measure, are achieved with a real Ashtekar connection.
Quantum general invariance and loop gravity
The symmetry generators in this formulation also have the form (3.1) .) The expansion and regularization of (5.2), and its relation to spin foams is the focus of current research.
Quantum general invariance and loop gravity
Space-time foam dense singularities and de Rham cohomology.
Generalized pseudo-Riemannian geometry
Spin foam models give a possibility for the Gibbs families approach to the so called loop quantum gravity, that was developed earlier in the hamiltonian framework.
Gibbs and Quantum Discrete Spaces
Carlo Rovel li: “Spin foam models” A spin foam model can be seen as the covariant, or Feynman integral, version of a loop quantum gravity theory. A spin foam represents a four-geometry and the model is formulated as a sum over these four-geometries.
GR16: Quantum General Relativity
The sum over spin foam can be generated as the Feynman perturbative expansion of the GFT.
GR16: Quantum General Relativity
Such a phase diagram might apply e.g. to supercooled liquids, granular materials, foams and suspensions.
Random Packings of Frictionless Particles
In the context of foam, it has also been speculated that point J corresponds to rigidity percolation .
Random Packings of Frictionless Particles
The loop transform coefficients are defined as spin foam state sum invariants of the spin networks embedded in the spatial manifold for the SU (2) quantum group.
Flat Spacetime Vacuum in Loop Quantum Gravity
In section 4 the corresponding spin network basis coefficients are defined as the SUq (2) spin foam state sum invariants.
Flat Spacetime Vacuum in Loop Quantum Gravity
This finite-dimensional integral can be then regulated via the quantum SU (2) group at a root of unity, which can be represented as a spin foam state sum.
Flat Spacetime Vacuum in Loop Quantum Gravity
Z DA Wγ [A]δ(F )ei RΣ d3 x AE0 In the next section we will define this functional integral as a spin-foam state sum for the quantum SU (2) group at a root of unity.
Flat Spacetime Vacuum in Loop Quantum Gravity
Note that the state sum Iγ corresponds to a new type of a spin foam, due to the presence of a nontrivial function Ψ0 .
Flat Spacetime Vacuum in Loop Quantum Gravity
The ALICE Transition Radiation Detector (TRD) consists of 540 drift chambers with mixed fibre/foam radiators.
Transition Radiation Spectroscopy with Prototypes of the ALICE TRD