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
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