• The Captain stares in outrage at the spilled rum
    The Captain stares in outrage at the spilled rum
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj rum beyond or deviating from the usual or expected "a curious hybrid accent","her speech has a funny twang","they have some funny ideas about war","had an odd name","the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves","something definitely queer about this town","what a rum fellow","singular behavior"
    • n rum a card game based on collecting sets and sequences; the winner is the first to meld all their cards
    • n rum liquor distilled from fermented molasses
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Mai Tai cocktail was created in 1945 by Victor Bergeron, the genius of rum, also known as Trader Vic. The drink got its name when he served it to two friends from Tahiti, who exclaimed "Maitai roa ae!," which in Tahitian means "Out of this world the best!"
    • n Rum A kind of intoxicating liquor distilled from cane juice, or from the scummings of the boiled juice, or from treacle or molasses, or from the lees of former distillations. Also, sometimes used colloquially as a generic or a collective name for intoxicating liquor.
    • n Rum A queer or odd person or thing; a country parson.
    • a Rum Old-fashioned; queer; odd; as, a rum idea; a rum fellow.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: When George Washington ran for the Virginia House of Burgesses in 1757, he was accused of trying to win votes by plying voters with 28 gallons of rum, 50 gallons of rum punch, 46 gallons of beer and 34 gallons of wine.
    • n rum Spirit distilled from the juice of the sugar-cane in any form, commonly from the refuse juice left from sugar-making, but often from molasses, as especially in countries where the sugar-cane is not produced. Rum has always been especially an American product, the most esteemed varieties being made in the West Indies and named from the place of manufacture, as Jamaica rum, Antigua, Grenada, or Santa Cruz rum. It is also made in New England.
    • n rum Any distilled liquor or strong alcoholic drink: much used in reprobation, with reference to intemperance: as, the evils of rum.
    • rum Good; fine; hence, satirically, in present use, queer; odd; droll.
    • n rum Any odd, queer person or thing; an oddity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In some parts of England, rum is used to wash a baby's head for good luck.
    • n Rum rum a spirit distilled from the fermented juice of the sugar-cane, or from molasses
    • adj Rum rum good: queer, droll, odd
    • n Rum any odd person or thing
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  • Winston Churchill
    “The only traditions of the Royal Navy are rum, sodomy and the lash.”
  • Lord Byron
    “There's naught, no doubt, so much the spirit calms as rum and true religion.”
  • William Cowper
    “I pity them greatly, but I must be mum, for how could we do without sugar and rum?”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
probably shortened from Prov. E. rumbullion, a great tumult, formerly applied in the island of Barbadoes to an intoxicating liquor


In literature:

We used to have lots of rum at Bermuda, as well as 'snout,' and first-rate liquor, too.
"Six Years in the Prisons of England" by A Merchant - Anonymous
Rum fellow, isn't he?
"Brownsmith's Boy" by George Manville Fenn
Oh dear me, what a rum place school is!
"Burr Junior" by G. Manville Fenn
But say, mester, it's a rum un.
"Dick o' the Fens" by George Manville Fenn
Do you think that old rough would ever drink enough rum to make him stupid?
"King o' the Beach" by George Manville Fenn
You know: the man who came when the rum was broached.
"The Adventures of Don Lavington" by George Manville Fenn
Powder's rum stuff, and good loading makes it do its work well.
"Mass' George" by George Manville Fenn
Being a bottle, he'll think it's rum.
"The Black Bar" by George Manville Fenn
I don't mind a drop of good rum at the proper season, but I don't care about spirits like that.
"The Ocean Cat's Paw" by George Manville Fenn
But I am a rum 'un, ain't I?
"Rob Harlow's Adventures" by George Manville Fenn

In poetry:

Who hath courage? Not the sober,
Or untempted one,
Who hath never had his stomach
Eaten out by rum.
"Who Hath The Courage?" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
Now often to the station comes
An old and wrinkled tracker:
They cheer his heart with plenty rum,
And “plenty pheller bacca”.
"The Squatter’s Daughter" by Henry Lawson
If rum was driven from the land,
How many tears would be unshed!
What bitter words would be unsaid,
If rum was nowhere in the land!
"If" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
The monster's salient points to sum, -
His heavy breath was portery:
His glowing nose suggested rum:
His eyes were gin-and-WORtery.
"Bob Polter" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Slave he to demon rum;
Houses and lands all gone;
Want came by stealth.
Yet her scant fare she shared
With me, who worse have fared
In homes of wealth.
"The Missionary's Story" by Mary Eliza Ireland
Or Bob--that's my brother--comes in with his chum,
And they whisper and chuckle, the same words will come.
And it's "Edith, look here! Oh, I say! what a rum
Lot of things you can see from that window!"
"What Miss Edith Saw From Her Window" by Francis Bret Harte

In news:

Called Hot Rum Cow, the magazine explores the extraordinary history of booze and celebrates truly great drinks.
White Light Media launches Hot Rum Cow.
Mount Gay "Eclipse" Black Rum: A Big, Rich Bottle of Whoop -A__.
The process for making its Crusoe Organic Rum is not.
Within two years, not only are they tasting rum every day, they're making, bottling, and selling it, back home on the New Hampshire Seacoast.
Innis & Gunn Spiced Rum Aged beer.
Hot Buttered Rum brings 'West Coast Americana ' to three20south Sunday.
Hot Buttered Rum takes the stage Sunday at three20south in Breckenridge.
Rum-running program ends 'Gatsby' celebration Friday.
Appleton has released the world's oldest barrel-aged rum to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Jamaican independence.
Campari acquires majority stake in Appleton Estate rum owner.
Rasmussen, The Oregonian Buttered-rum Lamingtons.
Amina Malakona pours G Spirits' Rum No.
Rum ball tasting at Liz-Beth party.
Malibu Rum Fruit Loops Treats.

In science:

The following loc (R) lying in the topological support of its probability meatheorem provides a sufficient condition for the entire spect rum of H (b) to be absolutely sure, 0 ∈ supp .
Energetic and dynamic properties of a quantum particle in a spatially random magnetic field with constant correlations along one direction
Additional question that RMT findings raise in networkwide traffic analysis is whether the found eigenvalues spect rum correlations and localized eigenvectors outside of RMT bulk can add to the explanation of the fundamental property of the network traffic, such as self-similarity .
Analysis of Inter-Domain Traffic Correlations: Random Matrix Theory Approach
Next we create the anti-tables from those above, called rSU, rUM and rMG.
Query Significance in Databases via Randomizations
On the other hand, when one of the clearly-structured tables SU, UM or MG is replaced by the anti-tables rSU, rUM or rMG respectively, we obtain large empirical p-values for those randomizations that touch the anti-tables (see the bold values of Table 1).
Query Significance in Databases via Randomizations
The fully non-linear matter power spect rum was evaluated with the use of the physically motivated, semi-analytic halo model, where the mass function and linear halo bias were suitably corrected for non-Gaussian cosmologies.
Cosmic shear statistics in cosmologies with non-Gaussian initial conditions