Definitions

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  • adj. frothy, emitting froth or spume

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Foamy; covered with foam.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. emitting or filled with bubbles as from carbonation or fermentation

Etymologies

spume +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • After she was done, the studs of her ears were mirrored in the gray muzzle of spumy water like blobs she spit out on the sidewalk.

    Their Dogs Came With Them

  • June 19th, 2006 at 8:16 pm frothy adjective 1. Consisting of or resembling foam: foamy, lathery, spumous, spumy, sudsy, yeasty.

    Firedoglake » Frothy Junior

  • This irritated Purdy, who was spumy with the self-importance of one who has stood in the thick of the fray.

    Australia Felix

  • And, oh! the gorgeous masses of light and shadow which the falling sun cast on it, -- the shadows like great waves, the lights like their spumy tops and flying mist, -- thrown up from the heaving breast of a golden sea!

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 80, June, 1864

  • Not with spumy cannon and prickly bayonets, but with peaceful spade and mattock, advanced the sons of St. Patrick towards the children of a sister isle.

    Acadia or, A Month with the Blue Noses

  • Madden walked toward it rather unsteadily, with the spumy brine dashing into his face.

    The Cruise of the Dry Dock

  • At times these seas are rounded in giant slopes as smooth as glass; at others they curl over, leaving a milk-white foam, and their slopes are marbled with a beautiful spumy tracery.

    The Worst Journey in the World Antarctic 1910-1913

  • Electricity spat cracklingly in our faces, and at our sides steel shafts as big as the pillars of a temple spun in coatings of spumy grease; and through the double skin of her we could hear, over our heads, a mighty Niagaralike churning as the slew-footed screws kicked us forward twenty-odd knots an hour.

    Europe Revised

  • Every spring the swollen stream undermined a bluff to the east, or bit out a few acres of corn field to the west and whirled the soil away to deposit it in spumy mud banks somewhere else.

    A Collection of Stories, Reviews and Essays

  • He seemed still to hear the groans of the wounded, the shrieks of the prisoners being dragged thither, being hurled into the spumy, scalding water.

    Darkness and Dawn

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