from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Magilp, as made by drying gum mastic into a strong drying oil in which sugar of lead was substituted for the litharge previously used. The name is not now in use. See magilp.
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I just don't seem to have the gumtion to go out and rig the game for myself in a way that would benefit me.
They have gumtion (when's the last time you saw that word in print?) and some Amerian politicians; not like ours in California (except for DeVore and Harman) who spend all their time (and our money) kissing the posterior annexes of illegal aliens and union bosses.
This country might be sh*t right now but it has also been VERY sh*t in the past and has managed to be pulled around because some people have the gumtion to stick around rather than bail at the first opportunity.