Definition of Gumless
1. having no gum [adj]
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Literary usage of Gumless
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Journal of the Society of Arts by Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1858)
"Inspection of the gumless flax will satisfy any experienced person of its adaptability to making excellent linen, and to bo woven with cotton or wool into a ..."
2. Calmet's Great Dictionary of the Holy Bible: Historical, Critical by Augustin Calmet, Charles Taylor, Edward Wells (1814)
"... woods abounding in gum : may a conjecture be tolerated, that, on the. contrary, they were gumless woods, wood perfectly free from sap? for, ..."
3. Treasures of Art in Great Britain: Being an Account of the Chief Collections by Gustav Friedrich Waagen (1854)
"... which is not to its advantage ; the gumless colours are dull, and the execution laboured. The peculiar English qualities of the miniatures ..."
4. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1871)
"The seed of the yellow yeast-mucor, when brought upon intact gumless fruits, there at once forms mycelia, producing the blue pencil of vinous fermented ..."
5. The Metropolitan (1833)
"... and painters should always allow for the action of the great edax rerum, whose teeth bite only the more sharply from being lipless and gumless. ..."
6. The Metropolitan (1835)
"How few are there of those gallant fellows who will fall ripe into his gumless jaws ! Food for Time ! Alas ! they have been food for almost everything else. ..."
7. Longman's Magazine by Charles James Longman (1896)
"... skin creep with disgust to see them eating or pretending to eat, lifting the bony fingers to the gumless jaws, which they moved in the act of chewing. ..."
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