red gum


  • A Large Red Gum
    A Large Red Gum
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n red gum a North American tree of the genus Liquidambar having prickly spherical fruit clusters and fragrant sap
    • n red gum reddish-brown wood and lumber from heartwood of the sweet gum tree used to make furniture
    • n red gum red gum tree of Tasmania
    • n red gum very large red gum tree
    • n red gum reddish-brown dried gummy exudation from any of several trees of the genus Eucalyptus especially Eucalyptus camaldulensis
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Red gum (Bot) a name given to eight Australian species of Eucalyptus Eucalyptus amygdalina resinifera, etc.) which yield a reddish gum resin. See Eucalyptus.
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In literature:

The rigid beds were curbed with brick water-painted as red as Cupid's gums.
"The Flower of the Chapdelaines" by George W. Cable
The big Blue-gum waited and waited; but the Little Red House wouldn't speak.
"A Book for Kids" by C. J. (Clarence Michael James) Dennis
On they came; and their eyes were circled with red, their lips drawn in upon the toothless gums.
"The Well of Saint Clare" by Anatole France
It keeps the gums a natural red, the breath fragrant.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
SYMPTOMS: A puffy swelling and redness of the gums.
"The Veterinarian" by Chas. J. Korinek
Under no circumstances urge the baby to eat when he refuses his food, when the gums seem swollen and red during the teething time.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
Gum ivy is of a red colour, of a strong scent, and sharp pungent taste.
"The Teesdale Angler" by R Lakeland
His long red face twisted in a crooked grin, showing poorly-cared-for teeth scattered here and there in his gums.
"Tinker's Dam" by Joseph Tinker
It was a red gum, tough, long-limbed, and sun-dried.
"Colonial Born" by G. Firth Scott
In the best situations red gum reaches a height of 150 feet, and a diameter of 5 feet.
"Seasoning of Wood" by Joseph B. Wagner
There are redness and swelling of the gum about the base of the lower front teeth, and the gums bleed easily.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI)" by Various
The gums assume a bluish-red colour and bleed readily, and the teeth may become loose and fall out.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
The country was full of color; the sassafras and gum trees and oaks were all ablaze with red and yellow.
"The Life of Nancy" by Sarah Orne Jewett
After a time he tried mixing sulphur with the gum, and by accident touched a red-hot stove with the mixture.
"The Story of Our Country"
On the other hand less valuable species like maple and red gum have advanced 39 and 59% respectively.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 6" by Various
"A Life For a Love" by L. T. Meade
The gums become red, tumid, and spongy, the tongue pointed and red at the tip.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
There never was such a red as the gum tree boasts and these huge specimens were one blaze of color.
"The Carter Girls' Mysterious Neighbors" by Nell Speed
If teeth are present, the adjacent gums are red, swollen and bleed readily.
"Scurvy Past and Present" by Alfred Fabian Hess
To judge this better, it is well to mix a little red chalk with the gum.
"The Invention of Lithography" by Alois Senefelder

In poetry:

Green of fluttering gum-leaves above dim water-courses,
Red of rolling dust-clouds, blue of summer skies,
Flash of flints afire beneath the hoofs of racing horses,
Sunlight and moonlight and light of lovers' eyes
"Queensland Opal" by William Henry Ogilvie
The far-travelled sheep lie at rest in the bend,
And the camp fire gleams red to the sky,
The shadows creep round us, and day's at an end
And the gum trees lean down to us, friend unto friend,
As the night-winds go murmuring by.
"A Leaf From Macquarie" by William Henry Ogilvie
We said our Mass in canvas tents, and neath the gnarled trees;
Of red-gum slabs and sheets of bark we built our sanctuaries
Our axes rang on timbered slopes above the mining flat,
And church and school and convent mark the path of Father Pat.
"Vale` - Father Pat" by John O Brien
Autumn comes, and Claret Ashes,
Liquidambars, showing splashes
From her palette, don the motley - Joseph's coats of many a hue:
Russet-red and golden-yellow
As the season waxes mellow.
As for me, like certain gum-trees, I perversely grow more blue.
"Autumn Song" by C J Dennis

In news:

Or take in the sandstone cliffs, giant red gums and weeping willows on a luxury cruiser or historic paddlesteamer.
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