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.
I am satisfied it was named by the Diggers--those degraded savages who roast their dead relatives, then mix the human grease and ashes of bones with tar, and "gaum" it thick all over their heads and foreheads and ears, and go caterwauling about the hills and call it mourning.
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.
In Gaum.], frogeye leaf spot (caused by Cercospora sojina K.
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.
The European Commission will is expected to approve the sale of specialist aviation insurer, Global Aerospace Underwriting Managers Ltd (GAUM), to a consortium of investors.
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).
The European Commission has given the green light for US holding company Berkshire Hathaway and Swiss reinsurance company Converium to jointly acquire the UK's Global Aerospace Underwriting Managers Limited (GAUM), which provides underwriting and policies management services to insurers and reinsurers in the aerospace field.