gaum


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gaum

 (gôm)
tr.v. gaumed, gaum·ing, gaums Upper Southern US
To smudge or smear.

[Perhaps alteration of obsolete gome, grease, variant of coom, soot, mixture of dirt and axle grease, variant of culm.]

gaum

(ɡɔːm)
n
the act of paying attention or understanding
vb
1. (intr) to stare in a vacant manner
2. (tr) to handle (a person or object) in a reckless or improper manner
3. (tr) to smear (a sticky substance) on an object
References in classic literature ?
When I takes de chillen out to git de air, de minute I's roun' de corner I's gwine to gaum dey mouths all roun' wid jam, den dey can't nobody notice dey's changed.
To cite just one example, when Gaum, the Orgota secret agent, attempts to seduce the Karhidish Estraven he takes on feminine form to do so.
Two years ago it was hit by a typhoon near Gaum in the South Pacific.
BROOKINGS (54) - North 12, Bansner 11, Tonesh 8, Garvin 8, Dale 4, Johns 4, Hensly 3, Gaum 2, Lacrox 2, Lanes, Connilo, Mears.
Under the deal, a consortium led by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway will buy most of GAUM from the UK's Aviva Plc and Royal & Sun Alliance.
The panel was chaired by Advocate Louis Muller, assisted by Dr George Van Dugteren and Willem Gaum.
Gaum, 2 on Saipan; 46 /Operations individually owned).
During the January and July 2008 renewal seasons, the company was able to retain most of the former Converium book of business, although SCOR voluntarily reduced its share in the Medical Defense Union (MDU) and the aviation pool, GAUM.
The Commission is also concerned that certain school policies may not comply with the constitutional imperatives of racial, ethnic and religious diversity in South Africa, said Commissioner Andr Gaum, SAHRC Commissioner responsible for the Right To Education.