• WordNet 3.6
    • n gam a herd of whales
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Fish travel in schools, whales travel in pods or gams.
    • Gam (Naut) A herd, or school, of whales.
    • Gam A visit between whalers at sea; a holding of social intercourse between those on different vessels at sea, or (Local U. S.) between persons ashore.
    • v. i Gam găm (Naut) To gather in a gam; -- said of whales.
    • v. t Gam găm (Naut) To have a gam with; to pay a visit to, esp. among whalers at sea.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • gam To herd together or form a school, as whales; crowd together and swim in the same direction.
    • gam To make a call, exchange visits, have a chat, etc., as fishermen or fishing-vessels.
    • n gam A herd or school of whales. Toward the close of a season, when whales are seen in large gams, it is regarded by the whalers as a sign that they will soon leave the grounds.
    • n gam Hence A social visit between fishermen; a chat, call, or other exchange of courtesies, as when vessels meet and speak each other, exchange visits, give and take letters aboard, etc.
    • n gam A tusk or large tooth.
    • n gam A leg.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t., v.i Gam gam to make a call on, to exchange courtesies with: to gather in a flock, as whales
    • n Gam a school or herd of whales
    • n Gam gam (Scot.) the mouth
    • pl Gam tusks
    • n Gam gam (slang) a leg.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Orig. uncert., perh. from gammon, talk


In literature:

Now, a gam is the meeting of two or more whale-ships, their keeping company for a time, and the exchanging of visits by the crews.
"Fighting the Whales" by R. M. Ballantyne
Now, a gam is the meeting of two or more whale-ships, their keeping company for a time, and the exchanging of visits by the crews.
"Fighting the Whales" by R.M. Ballantyne
A "gam," good reader, may be described as a "small tea-party" on the sea.
"Philosopher Jack" by R.M. Ballantyne
Ng Poon Chiv, famous as a Greek and Hebrew reader; Gee Gam and Rev.
"As A Chinaman Saw Us" by Anonymous
The gam inhabits several forest-covered mountains in Central India, where it is only found wild.
"Quadrupeds, What They Are and Where Found" by Mayne Reid
The Fli Gams weren't so slow, either.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
Jee Gam, with his large family, has several rooms as a sort of parsonage.
"The American Missionary - Volume 52, No. 2, June, 1898" by Various
Gam (Danydd) on Chepstow castle, 241.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 3, January-June, 1851" by Various
Jee Gam, San Francisco, Cal.
"The American Missionary--Volume 49, No. 02, February, 1895" by Various
Two of his ancestors, Sir Roger Vaughan and Sir David Gam, fell at Agincourt.
"Spare Hours" by John Brown

In poetry:

Gamming and grousing
Work and fun,
In the South Sea whaler
The Midnight Sun.
"South Sea Whaler. “Scrimshaw” Model" by Cicely Fox Smith
Aw'm th' maister here nah, but aw see plain enuff,
Things willn't goa long on th' old plan;
Th' young ens turn up ther nooases at old-fashioned stuff,
An mak gam o' mi old warmin pan.
"Warmin Pan" by John Hartley
"Now a craven you go from me over the Sea,
But my best sons go with you, Seumas-a-ree;
Foreign graves they will gam, and for those who remain
The black hemp is sown och, Seumas-a-ree!
"Reminiscence" by Padraic Colum
Heaven seems not half so far as in the town,—
Looking through smoke and dust and tears to gam
Some heavenly comfort for thy human pain,
Heaven seems far off, but here the dews and ram
Come like a benediction from the Father down.
"A November Wood-Walk" by Kate Seymour Maclean

In news:

InLight Gobos announced an agreement with GAM Products, Inc to reproduce any GAM ShadowPlay images on glass.
"We are very excited and pleased to announce this agreement between InLight Gobos and GAM Products," says InLight Gobos president, Rick Hutton.
President Priest's $477.9K Bet on GAM .
Genetics aside, she still has to sculpt, tone, and define her gams to get ready for the red carpet.
Personnel from GAM, Jakob's North America marketing partner, are at the booth to demonstrate the system and answer questions.
Angelina Jolie's right leg, 36, became an instant internet sensation when she struck a dramatic pose that showed off her muscular gam.
President Priest's $477.9K Bet on GAM.
On Sept 8, the Pioneers battled league co-leader Greenwood, trailing 20-7 when weather stopped the gam.
Ali Larter flaunted her gams in Isabel Marant.
Silver medallist Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei waves at the victory ceremony for the men's singles badminton event at the London 2012 Olympic Gam.
Glamorous Gams raises $140,000 for Children's Center.
Sherri McMillan was awarded the Golden Gam for raising more than $44,000 -- more than any other contestant -- in the inaugural Glamorous Gams presented by Riverview Community Bank fundraiser.
InLight Gobos announced an agreement with GAM Products, Inc to reproduce any GAM ShadowPlay images on glass .
You've probably seen the ads for the ' Glorious Gams' contest being held this Saturday.
Get ready for warmer weather with gorgeously groomed gams.

In science:

It should also be considered that while OPL and AMPL gave the same results for any runs for the same "n", GAMS gave totally unpredictable results and Mathematica gave results around the values in the Table 4.
Benchmark Problems for Constraint Solving
The solvers used are CPLEX, MINOS and CPLEX respectively. We consider GAMS the weakest of the three languages; it can't handle constraint solving, it can handle just optimization.
Benchmark Problems for Constraint Solving
During this discussion one reached the remarkable agreement that the LEAR f0 (1500) and the GAMS f0(1590) could be the same state, in spite of the fact that the experiments find different branching ratios.
Summary of Gluonium95 and Hadron95 Conferences by
In the literature , however, gπN N in the linear-σ model result is usually replaced by the full Goldberg-Treimann relation gπN N = gAM /fπ .
Is the Sullivan Process Compatible with QCD Chiral Dynamics?
We notice, that the coefficients A in the asymptotics of hedgehog profile function is directly related to the nucleon axial constant gA = 8πAF 2 π /3 and the latter quantity — through the Goldberger–Treiman relation — to the pion-nucleon coupling constant gπN N = gAM/Fπ .
A heretical view on linear Regge trajectories