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This was the finger that had been gummed to bits by the Mekstrom infant back in Homestead.

Before starting, every broken seam and hole must be gummed over.

When I got that portmanteau back they were all there, gummed in, just as I had left them.

After twenty or so are fixed, the first one gummed down can be finished off.

Pen and ink, cards, gummed labels or tags are put under your nose.

I pointed to what was evidently part of the gummed edge of the top of the envelope.

Stuyvesant pressed the leaves and gummed them to their places in the book.

She wrote out labels at her desk and gummed them on the trunks.

Then we went home and our brains throbbed and gummed up all night long.

Then bend into shape, and secure by means of strips of gummed tape or paper.

WORD ORIGIN

"resin," c.1300, from Old French gome "(medicinal) gum, resin," from Late Latin gumma, from Latin gummi, from Greek kommi "gum," from Egyptian kemai. As a shortened form of chewing gum, first attested 1842 in American English. The gum tree (1670s) was so called for the resin it exudes.

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