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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of gammon.

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Examples

  • When Morris talks of a house that has been "gammoned," he deprives a large number of readers of his meaning.

    English: Composition and Literature

  • "So could be I could tell people when they been gammoned?"

    The Wizard Of London

  • "Mr.. Tarrant is so good with the children, and Mr. Buford has charmed the lady guests-and gammoned them into thinking he's a specialist-doctor you brought in especially to see that they were all right."

    The Gates Of Sleep

  • Cyclonic storms either blowing with rain or red dust continued to hold them back, and once they "halted fifteen minutes to send back for Gray, who gammoned he could not walk."

    The Greatest Survival Stories Ever Told

  • Dale was gammoned -- the dice were all against him.

    Changed Man and the King of Words

  • The Labour Party will soon learn the value of these polite demonstrations that it is always its duty not to hamper the governing classes in their very difficult and delicate and dangerous task of safeguarding the interests of this great empire: in short, to let itself be gammoned by elegant phrases and by adroit practisings on its personal good-nature, its inveterate proletarian sentimentality, and its secret misgivings as to the correctness of its manners.

    New York Times, Current History, Vol 1, Issue 1 From the Beginning to March, 1915 With Index

  • Peter's own words, for Peter was afraid that Harry gammoned too much, and he wanted the straight story of his needs to go to headquarters.

    Chapter 16

  • Thereafter the letter runs in Peter's own words, for Peter was afraid that Harry gammoned too much, and he wanted the straight story of his needs to go to headquarters.

    Chapter 16

  • Thereafter the letter runs in Peter's own words, for Peter was afraid that Harry gammoned too much, and he wanted the straight story of his need to go to headquarters.

    "Too Much" English

  • The Doctor-in-Law was silent, and it was only by very careful inquiry that I found out that, after pocketing their money, he had taken them to an immense hoarding covered with advertisement posters, and had gammoned them into believing that _that_ was the Academy, while it was no wonder that the poor Wallypug could not understand the 'catalogue,' for it was nothing more nor less than an old illustrated stores price list.

    The Wallypug in London

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  • "The new bowsprit was home by half past ten, gammoned and frapped by eleven, and the new jibboom rigged out, with all stays and shrouds set up by the depth of low tide."

    --Patrick O'Brian, The Far Side of the World, 184

    See also gammon, frapping, frap.

    February 21, 2008