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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FOAM

Blarney her cliverly, and work her to a foam against the McBrides.

That tremendous hillside of foam is before my eyes night and day.

Nearly every dash of foam brought with it biting bits of seaweed now.

I think we have now got rid of the Foam, as well as of the gale.

The Foam put her helm down, and tacked beautifully to the south-east.

The Foam Flake was pretty nearly ready to come by this time.

For the first time in ten years at least, the Foam Flake ran away.

"I'll fetch the Foam Flake around to the platform, Cap'n," he said.

He could smell the brine and feel the flick of the foam on his lips and cheeks.

The carryall had suddenly begun to rock, and there were streaks of foam about it.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English fam "foam, saliva froth," from West Germanic *faimo- (cf. Old High German veim, German Feim), from PIE *(s)poi-mo-, a root with connotations of "foam, froth" (cf. Sanskrit phenah; Latin pumex "pumice," spuma "foam;" Old Church Slavonic pena "foam;" Lithuanian spaine "a streak of foam"). The rubber or plastic variety so called from 1937.

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