• WordNet 3.6
    • adj foamy producing or covered with lathery sweat or saliva from exhaustion or disease "the rabid animal's frothing mouth"
    • adj foamy emitting or filled with bubbles as from carbonation or fermentation "bubbling champagne","foamy (or frothy) beer"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Self-annointing is something only hedgehogs do, in which they lick or nibble on something, make a foamy paste in their mouths, and then spread it with their long tongues in little spots on their quills. No one has ever determined exactly why they do this.
    • a foamy Covered with foam; frothy; spumy. "Behold how high the foamy billows ride!"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • foamy Covered with or consisting of foam; frothy; of a foam-like character.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Foamy frothy
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. fám; Ger. feim, prob. akin to L. spuma.


In literature:

From the cap to the foamy whiteness of a lacy petticoat that peeped out just above the silk-clad ankles, she was exquisite.
"Destiny" by Charles Neville Buck
When it struck the big mill buildings at Elmvale the foamy water sprang up in geysers.
"Navy Boys Behind the Big Guns" by Halsey Davidson
Cover and set in a warm place until foamy, which will be in 4 or 5 hours.
"Public School Domestic Science" by Mrs. J. Hoodless
Down there in that ginlike reef Neptune is forever washing out his shirt in a smother of foamy lather.
"Roughing it De Luxe" by Irvin S. Cobb
Peering downward, the awed and grateful boys saw the black mass suddenly strike the foamy waters and send the spray flying in all directions.
"Two Boys in Wyoming" by Edward S. Ellis
What sea conceived and spued thee from its foamy crest?
"The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus" by Caius Valerius Catullus
The sails were raised, and, driven by the wind, the boat flew over the foamy waves.
"Northland Heroes" by Florence Holbrook
You can poke your foot in the foamy part And feel how the water runs over your toes.
"Under the Tree" by Elizabeth Madox Roberts
Paul had just a fleeting glimpse of the boy in the foamy water.
"The Banner Boy Scouts on a Tour" by George A. Warren
A towering ridge of white, foamy waves arose directly in front of them, higher than their heads had they stood upright in the boat.
"The Young Alaskans" by Emerson Hough

In poetry:

The foamy waves are swishing
As patiently we thud,
But O the wave of wishing
That surges in my blood!
"The Liner" by John Le Gay Brereton
Sea-drifts that on the foamy surf-line lay.
What jetsam! but they hailed it with delight;
They buried the singing head from sight,
And to Methymna took the sweet-stringed shell away.
"The Orphic Legacy" by Maurice Thompson
Now, with faint steps she treads the pebbly shore,
While Zephyr fans her burning cheek in vain;
Unseen by her, the circling sea-fowl soar,
Or skim with light wing o'er the foamy main.
"To Adelina. Written while reading the Third Volume of Mrs Smith's 'Orphan of the Castle'" by Maria Logan
Unfurl your blood-red flags, you murderous hags,
You petroleuses of Paris, fierce and foamy;
We'll sell our stock in Plymouth's blasted rock,
Pull up our stakes and migrate to Dahomey!
"How To Not Settle It" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Or whether, under skies full flown,
The brightening surfs, with foamy din,
Their breeze-caught forelocks backward blown,
Against the beach's yellow zone
Curl slow, and plunge forever in.
"An Invitation" by James Russell Lowell
I dreamed you were the sea; I dreamed you pounded
With foamy fists, the sad face of the shore. Waking, I lay beneath you,
And the room resounded
With the hoarse fury of the mounting ocean's roar.
"Beach Cabin" by Genevieve Taggard

In news:

Remember Marcel Vigneron, the foamy villain from last season of Top Chef.
Boiseans were treated to a glam foam and pretty people party series this year when Nightology Live presented its Sunday Funday series, which brought national headliners to the city for a day of foamy fun.
Many of today's 3D foamie airplanes utilize contact adhesive as a hinge material.
Enter the shadowy world of DC baristas and their foamy monthly "fight club".
"Buyer beware," the server says, "the first one is always foamy .".
Osmocote ® Presents: Foamy Bells 'Sweet Tea'.
Foamy River Prompts Prison's Detergent Change.
Much like a foamy pint of Guinness, a Bloody Mary is a drink that eats like a meal.
Try foamy bells, the common name for plants in the genus Heucherella.
Nov 14, 2012 — Spanish scientists have identified the specific gene in yeast that's responsible for the foamy head on your glass beer.
In a large bowl, beat egg whites with cream of tartar until foamy.
Indeed, for many of us, it just wouldn't be summer without spending at least one afternoon in the stadium stands — foam finger, foamy beer, and stadium hot dog in hand (though hopefully not all three at the same time).
Beat egg white until foamy.
Foamy lattes for the less fortunate .
Mariscos makes it as easy as a Disney flick, surrounding you with floor-to ceiling murals bursting forth with foamy waves.

In science:

For instance, it should be able to describe physical phenomena such as the quantum superposition of two distinct spacetime geometries, and it should provide us with a physical understanding of quantum spacetime at the Planck scale and of the “foamy” structure we strongly suspect it to have.
The century of the incomplete revolution: searching for general relativistic quantum field theory
In this formulation, a spin foam provides an intuitive picture of the foamy features of the quantum spacetime geometry.
The century of the incomplete revolution: searching for general relativistic quantum field theory
In fact, a spin foam can be seen as the formalization of Weehler’s intuition of the foamy structure of Planck scale geometry .
The century of the incomplete revolution: searching for general relativistic quantum field theory
Spacetime foam would introduce another source of noise, reflecting the fact that the distances involved in the experiment would be inherently unsharp in a foamy spacetime picture.
Quantum-Gravity Phenomenology: Status and Prospects
This distinctive foamy pattern is characterizied by galaxies accumulating in walls, filaments and dense compact clusters surrounding large nearempty void regions (see contribution van de Weygaert).
Report to Anaximander: A Dialogue on the Origin of the Cosmos in the Cradle of Western Civilization