Spuminess

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Spuminess spūm"ĭ*nĕs The quality or condition of being spumy; spumescence.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n spuminess The state or character of being spumy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Spuminess the quality of being spumy or frothy
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. spumaspuĕre to spew.

Usage

In literature:

This irritated Purdy, who was spumy with the self-importance of one who has stood in the thick of the fray.
"Australia Felix" by Henry Handel Richardson
A spumy trail of nocturnal loiterers clung to their wake.
"Sinister Street, vol. 2" by Compton Mackenzie
The ridges had become walls, with great frothing crests and sides that were smeared with spumy lines.
"For Jacinta" by Harold Bindloss
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In poetry:

Green as a pool table, where cabbage butterflies
Peel off to sea as gulls do,
And we picnic in the death-stench of a hawthorn.
The waves pulse like hearts.
Beached under the spumy blooms, we lie
Sea-sick and fever-dry.
"Whitsun" by Sylvia Plath