Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The stomach.
- To card (wool) for the first time; according to Ray, to mix wool of divers colors.
- A vocable imitating the vibration of a musical string: generally repeated, tum, tum. Compare tom-tom.
- n. shortened form of tummy
- n. an enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canal; the principal organ of digestion
“_Tum, tum, tum, tum_, another woman came down the steps, and stopped at the water's edge.”
“_Tum, tum, tum, tum_, he could hear their footsteps as they came down the path, and he looked eagerly at every one.”
“It was the sort of theme a wolf could appreciate, for it related to the free - dom of the great outdoors, the rolling bushes called tum - bleweeds drifting in the wind across the plain, cares of the world left behind.”
“The fourth degree of possession is that given to the nearest cognates: the fifth is that called tum quam ex familia: the sixth, that given to the patron and patroness, their children and parents: the seventh, that given to the husband or wife of the deceased: the eighth, that given to cognates of the manumitter.”
“6 The possession of goods which formerly stood seventh in the list, which was called tum quam ex familia, and that which stood eighth, namely, the possession entitled unde liberi patroni patronaeque et parentes eorum, we have altogether suppressed by our constitution respecting the rights of patrons.”
“The child saw well what was coming now, was frightened, and, of course, said "tum" once more.”
“The boy remained silent a few seconds and then said "tum" again.”
“Christopher Madin's (pre-recorded) music pitches from appropriately thrilling percussives (the tick-tock of the clock in the crocodile's tum) to swelling choruses that overwhelm the action.”
“Why, when she played her one-two-three, tum-tum-tum, I was in the seventh heaven of bliss.”
“In person, he's got grandad-like qualities: he comes in to the interview complaining about a dicky tum.”
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