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  • verb Present participle of chum.


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  • In the past, shark attacks on snorkellers have been blamed on shoddy diving practices such as "chumming" - attracting sharks by throwing solid bait or pouring chum, a mash of fish oil and blood, into the water.

    BBC News - Home

  • The practice, known as chumming, is strictly forbidden in the resort. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • They attracted considerable attention and that was what they most desired, for it was their "chumming" game to bring around the fish.

    Cad Metti, The Female Detective Strategist Dudie Dunne Again in the Field

  • This criminal "chumming" has yielded good returns, as a rule.

    Cad Metti, The Female Detective Strategist Dudie Dunne Again in the Field

  • Arriving in the center of the fishing area, Dickie Lang watched the men "chumming" the fish and suggested they throw out their lines at once.

    El Diablo

  • The main unit, comprising the vessels equipped with the live-bait tanks, were to begin "chumming" at once within a given area.

    El Diablo

  • Observers should report with especial care all cases of unusually close relationship between children in youth, such as childish favoritism, "platonic friendships," "chumming," in school or home, etc.

    The Story of the Mind

  • Any one who knows the rudiments of cookery, will recognize that with this system no viand can have any particular flavor, the partridges having a taste of their neighbor the roast beef, which in turn suggests the plum pudding it has been "chumming" with.

    Worldly Ways and Byways

  • There were such a lot of things to tell and to ask; the unfortunate 'new boys' to glance at with somewhat supercilious curiosity, and the usual legendary caution as to 'chumming' with them, till it should be proved what manner of persons they were; the adventures of the holidays to retail to one's special cronies; the anticipated triumphs in cricket and football and paper-chases of the forthcoming 'half' to discuss.

    Grandmother Dear A Book for Boys and Girls

  • Of old, mackerel had been caught almost solely with hooks, by the "chumming" process.

    History of the United States, Volume 4 (of 6)


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