from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A metal pot in which the materials for varnish are melted and mixed.
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Caesar, neglected without an effort to defend him; so he confiscated the gum-pot, and effectually stopped the stamp business by whisking away at one fell swoop all that lay on Jill's table.
We had made a litter, certainly, with the gum-pot and scraps of paper, and cold water for loosening the stamps, but we soon cleared it up.
We all worked away at it till some progress had been made, when Robin took charge of the gum-pot, he having previously concocted a quantity of pitch from the pine trees.
Bouncer, who had followed us down, apparently as much interested as any one, leaped up on his hind legs, barking loudly; while Robin, who had remained at the fire attending to the gum-pot, that we might stop any leaks which were discovered, echoed our shouts.
a box of clips, and a gum-pot stood where a careful hand had placed them.
I want four long bits of cane, a square of white cloth, some pieces of thin wood, and the gum-pot, "said Will, sitting up to examine the little cart, feeling like a boy again as he took out his knife and began to whittle.