Hums


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hum

 (hŭm)
v. hummed, hum·ming, hums
v.intr.
1.
a. To emit a continuous low droning sound like that of the speech sound (m) when prolonged.
b. To emit the continuous droning sound of a bee on the wing; buzz.
c. To give forth a low continuous drone blended of many sounds: The avenue hummed with traffic.
2. To be in a state of busy activity.
3. To produce a tune without opening the lips or forming words.
v.tr.
1. To sing (a tune) without opening the lips or forming words.
2. Baseball To throw or pitch (a ball) very fast.
n.
1. The sound produced by humming.
2. The act of humming.
interj.
Used to indicate hesitation, surprise, or displeasure.

[Middle English hummen, of imitative origin.]

hum′ma·ble adj.

Hums

(hʊms)
n
(Placename) a variant of Homs
References in classic literature ?
Since the receipt of the last, I’ “—here a long passage was rendered indistinct by a kind of humming noise by the sheriff—” ‘I grieve to say that ‘—hum, hum, bad enough to be sure—’ but trusts that a merciful Providence has seen fit’—hum, hum, hum seems to be a good, pious sort of a man, ‘Duke; belongs to the Established Church, I dare say; hum, hum—’ vessel sailed from Falmouth on or about the 1st September of last year, and’—hum, hum, hum, ‘If anything should transpire on this afflicting subject shall not fail’— hum, hum; really a good-hearted man, for a lawyer—’but Can communicate nothing further at present’—hum, hum.
He was on the brudge wuth me, an' I told hum tull take a look tull the wedges o' number one hatch.
The sea must a-caught hum on the upper brudge deck, carried hum clean across the fiddley, an' banged hum head-on tull the pipe cover.
Heaven knows I could no a-picked hum out of a crowd, though he'll be havin' your nose I'm thunkun'.
Don't let her bear more tull the north'ard than west-by-north,' I said tull hum, 'an' ye wull be all right.
He asks every shup he meets upon the sea tull ot last he meets wuth a shup thot's been tull Voloparaiso, an' the captun o' thot shup tells hum the way.
A French barque was lyin' alongside the dock an' I spoke tull the captun, askun' hum what he would charge when work for the day was done, tull haul clear for a couple o' hours an' let me un.
The Dragon-made a face, and growled again three times, 'Hum, hum, hum,' and said to the third, 'Do you know what your wineglass shall be?
From hand to hand, the buckets went in the deepest silence, only broken by the occasional flap of a sail, and the steady hum of the unceasingly advancing keel.
Aye, you are the chap, ain't ye, that heard the hum of the old Quakeress's knitting-needles fifty miles at sea from Nantucket; you're the chap.
Instead of black, glossy bees- tamed by toil, clinging to one another's legs and drawing out the wax, with a ceaseless hum of labor- that used to hang in long clusters down to the floor of the hive, drowsy shriveled bees crawl about separately in various directions on the floor and walls of the hive.
Sometimes a wave on a shallow coast somewhere ripples over the rough sea floor and adds its own frequencies to the hum.