tum

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tum an enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canal; the principal organ of digestion
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Sales of Rolaids, Alka-Seltzer, and Tums jump 20% in December '
    • n tum The stomach.
    • tum To card (wool) for the first time; according to Ray, to mix wool of divers colors.
    • tum A vocable imitating the vibration of a musical string: generally repeated, tum, tum. Compare tom-tom.
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Usage

In literature:

I've seen 'em dancing tummy-tum-tum, and a man making music with a little mite of a churn.
"Little Prudy's Dotty Dimple" by Sophie May
The curtain rises: there is a rum-tum-tum by the orchestra.
"Richard Wagner" by John F. Runciman
Tum a' me, and buss, poor dear; piddee buss.
"The Works of John Dryden, Vol. 6 (of 18)" by John Dryden
The sun god Tum, who was linked with Ra as Ra-Tum, spat on the ground, and his saliva became the gods Shu and Tefnut.
"Myths of Babylonia and Assyria" by Donald A. Mackenzie
When will I hear de banjo tumming, Down in my good old home?
"The World's Best Poetry, Volume 3" by Various
Praestantissimum, rarissimumque tum typographicae, tum xylographicae artis, monumentum.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Three" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
Tum Perseus alis ad terras multas volabit.
"Latin for Beginners" by Benjamin Leonard D'Ooge
Go 'way now, and tum bat in half an hour.
"What Might Have Been Expected" by Frank R. Stockton
Quid tum, si carpunt, tacita quem mente requirunt?
"The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus" by Caius Valerius Catullus
For Gudea, Ga-tum-dug is the mother who produced him.
"The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria" by Morris Jastrow
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In poetry:

He lived in a hoose by the Boglebriggs—
The hoose is nae langer there,
For it tum'led doon on a Sabbath nicht,
An' was biggit up nae mair.
"The Fiddler O' Boglebriggs" by Alexander Anderson
I min' the auld black hoose that sat
No a yaird frae the public road;
I min' when the wa's swey'd an' tum'led in,
Wi' the roof o' heather an' sod.
"The Fiddler O' Boglebriggs" by Alexander Anderson
"ALACK-A-DEY, famished I feel;
Oh, good little TOOTLE-TUM-TEH,
Where on earth shall I look for a meal?
For I haven't no dinner to-day! -
Not a morsel of dinner to-day!
"King Borria Bungalee Boo" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Even blundering DOODLE-DUM-DEY
Was insensible quite to their leers,
And said good little TOOTLE-TUM-TEH,
"It's your blood we desire, pretty dears -
We have come for our dinners, my dears!"
"King Borria Bungalee Boo" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Down by the Sutlej shore,
Where sound the trumpet and the wild tum-tum,
At winter's eve did come
A gaunt old northern lion, at whose roar
The myriad howlers of thy wilds are dumb,
Blood-stained Ferozepore!
"A Musing On A Victory" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
The poker tum'les frae his han' an' fa's upon my taes,
His wee head wabbles up an' doon as he gets aff his claes—
There, noo, a mither's kiss has seal'd the saft sleep on his e'e,
But mornin' licht 'ill bring again wee Johnnie back to me.
"Oor Johnnie" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

Road tripping with Tum Yeto.
So instead of telling him to pop some Tums, they decided to quarantine the lot of them.
Central senior champions “ Tums Over Mums”.
Tums Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville.
Jimmie Johnson, right, and Mark Martin lead the field at the start of Sunday's Tums Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway.
Results from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Tums Fast Relief 500, held Oct 28, 2012 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.
Tums Fast Relief 500 Preview.
Michigan's best coney search stops at Kalamazoo's Dogs With Style, preps with aged Tums , discovers dog-less coney (photo gallery and video).
Tums has proven to be the Houdini of digestive tablets — surviving all digestive switch products from H2 blockers through proton-pump inhibitors, and still growing.
Texans all over smile with pride as we grab the TEXAS SIZED TUMS , and have them ready Sept 30th- Oct 23rd.
Tums QuikPak 500 picks.
PITTSBURGH GlaxoSmithKline last month introduced the latest in kids gastrointestinal products—a new pediatric line of Tums called Tums Kids—and its being placed in a dedicated kids gastrointestinal set in many of the larger retailers.
Tums packages sealed with a twist.
A scene from the "TUMS Fast Relief 500" at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia.
Greenscapes employees Francisco Tum, left, and Jaimie Garcia, prepare to fertilize lawns in the Champions at Lely Resort neighborhood on Thursday, July 5, 2012, in Naples.
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In science:

Hadeld, “Single-photon detectors for optical quan tum information applications,” Nat.
Ultrafast quantum random number generation based on quantum phase fluctuations
The proof crucially uses properties of a specific extractor construction, first shown to be secure in the presence of quan tum bounded-storage adversaries in [TS09], and in the more general setting of quantum bounded-information adversaries in [DPRV09].
Certifiable Quantum Dice - Or, testable exponential randomness expansion
In such quan tum dots, the qubit is given by the spin of the excess electron on a single-electron quantum dot, placed in a static magnetic field.
Experimental Quantum Computation with Nuclear Spins in Liquid Solution
M . Zobov , “Nega t ive momen tum compac t ion a t DAFNE”, These proceedings.
Summary Of Working Group On Single Beam High Luminosity Issues
Classification of bipartite states with respect to quan tum dense coding A.
The separability versus entanglement problem
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