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  • n. Plural form of pomatum.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of pomatum.


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  • "The portrait goes far beyond all that wigs, powders and pomatums have been able to effect over the last twenty years."

    Thomas Lawrence: The new romantic – review

  • Mr. Girt, in the midst of his exhibition of memorandum books, smelling bottles, tooth-pick cases, and pocket mirrours; with washes to immortalize the skin, powders becoming to all countenances, and pomatums to give natural tresses to old age, suddenly recollected Camilla.


  • At half-past ten, after coffee, the brilliant warriors of the cavalry were ready; their clarions rung to horse, their banners were given to the wind, their shirt-collars were exquisitely starched, and the whole air was scented with the odors of their pomatums and pocket-handkerchiefs.

    The History of the Next French Revolution

  • Various similar anise combinations are largely used in perfuming soaps, pomatums and other toilet articles.

    Culinary Herbs: Their Cultivation Harvesting Curing and Uses

  • Powder, paint, gold-dust and silver-dust, pomatums, cosmetics, are all perfectly appropriate where the ideal of life is to keep up a false show of beauty after the true bloom is wasted by dissipation.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 103, May, 1866

  • His valet made a fortune out of his wardrobe: his toilet-table was covered with as many pomatums and essences as ever were employed by an old beauty: he had tried, in order to give himself a waist, every girth, stay, and waistband then invented.

    III. Rebecca Is in Presence of the Enemy

  • Page 111 pomatums made of beef's marrow and castor oil and scented with patchouli; hair was done into marvelous plaits and puffs.

    Social life in old New Orleans : being recollections of my girlhood,

  • My only becoming occupations is to help young flaunting pagins to brush and comb and titiwate theirselves into whitening and suppulchres, and leave the young men to think that there an't a bit of padding in it nor no pinching ins nor fillings out nor pomatums nor deceits nor earthly wanities -- an't it, miss!

    Barnaby Rudge

  • They sent me pomatums to recover my complexion and to fill up the hollows of the smallpox.

    Autobiography of Madame Guyon

  • Her wings were clogged with 'gums and pomatums,' and her 'thin essence' had shrunk 'like a rivel'd flower.'

    Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.)


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