gumminess

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gumminess the property of being cohesive and sticky
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gumminess The state or quality of being gummy; viscousness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gumminess The state or quality of being gummy; viscousness.
    • n gumminess An accumulation of gum.
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Usage

In literature:

A cool, gummy liquid exudes from the opened vessels.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
If the vesicles break, they exude a slight, gummy discharge which concretes into a small, hard scab.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
The whiskey, frisky, rummy, gummy, brandy, no dandy Irishman!
"The Book of Humorous Verse" by Various
They were a modest string, perhaps, but they lived on after more spectacular ones became gummy.
"Tutors' Lane" by Wilmarth Lewis
The residuum consists of a gummy mass from which paraffine and petroleum jelly are extracted.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
They are covered with a gummy, grayish-yellow deposit or they may be crusted.
"Essentials of Diseases of the Skin" by Henry Weightman Stelwagon
Pupils test the strength and suppleness of the branches and find the gummy nature of the surface.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
The flaunting daffodils were yellow in every glade, and the gummy chestnut buds were beginning to swell.
"Vixen, Volume I." by M. E. Braddon
Kroger took the gummy things, studied them in the uncertain light, then tasted them and grinned.
"The Dope on Mars" by John Michael Sharkey
See that gummy green stuff on the knife?
"Montezuma's Castle and Other Weird Tales" by Charles B. Cory
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In poetry:

"A postage stamp I like to eat
Or gummy letterette."
I see the people on the street,
If it is fine or wet,
Give something to the greedy thing;
They never quite forget.
"The Pillar Box" by Katherine Mansfield
Says Polly Crump: "A gummy grin
Don't help to make one's business active;
We gels wot gains our bread by sin
Have got to make ourselves attractive.
I hope yer dentist was no rook?"
Says I: "A quid is what he took."
"The Front Tooth" by Robert W Service
Often he wonders why on earth he went
Troyward, or why poor Paris ever came.
Oft she weeps, gummy-eyed and impotent;
Her dry shanks twitch at Paris' mumbled name.
So Menelaus nagged; and Helen cried;
And Paris slept on by Scamander side.
"Menelaus And Helen" by Rupert Brooke

In news:

It's barely been a minute since the Flaming Lips released music in their ongoing singles series, which has included housing songs in edible gummy skulls.
Sakar to Release Gummy Bear Electronics.
Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears hit the airwaves in 1985.
27 Pound Monster Sized Gummy Bear.
According to shortlist.com the mega gummy bear will give you a calorie count of about 32,000 calories.
Students charged with having, eating vodka-soaked gummy bears at high school.
Today's gift idea is for those on your list that have a sweet tooth and love Gummy candy.
IPhone Fallout, Hellfire Harpies and Gummy Worm Feedlots.
I like gummy bears and I like boobs therefore I'm nothing short of excited about a new breast implant that uses technology similar to that of gummy bears to provide women with a nice set of knockers.
Phil Hampton, a chemistry professor at CSU Channel Islands, gets together with Alex Benitz to test the Gummy Bear Sacrifice project for the November 3, Science Carnival.
It's 27 pounds, 36,730 calories, $150 worth of pure gummi candy.
They discovered a "gummy brown" substance on the syringe -filling machine and brown water flowing from taps, among other problems.
Sometimes I feel as though my life were a cartoon, like "DuckTales" or "The Gummy Bears".
Blogger Martha McGinnis writes about how to make your meeting "sticky," and it's not by handing out Gummi Bears.
Plans to acquire Avid Health Inc, maker of the Vitafusion and L'il Critters gummy vitamins and supplements, for $650 million in cash.
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