Definition of Possuming
1. possum [v] - See also: possum
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Literary usage of Possuming
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Echoes from the Backwoods: Or, Sketches of Transatlantic Life by Richard George Augustus Levinge (1846)
"... of a corduroy road—Woodpeckers—How alligators like " chicken-fixens," and how we had to put up with " common doings"—An Indian hanging—'possuming— ..."
2. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1888 [There was a] possibility of possuming among those [grizzlies] stretched out below.—Chicago Inter-Ocean, Feb. 6 (Farmer). Played out. ..."
3. Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life by William Henry Herndon (1999)
""I acted," he said, "on the theory that he was 'possuming' insanity, and now I fear I have been too severe and that the poor fellow may be insane after all. ..."
4. Sketches of Western Adventure: Containing an Account of the Most Interesting by John Alexander McClung, Henry Waller (1872)
"The Indian, however, to use Andrew's own expression, "had only been possuming ! " He instantly regained his feet, and in his turn put his adversary under. ..."