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gaum

or gorm

[gawm, gahm] /gɔm, gɑm/
verb (used with object), Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S.
1.
to smear or cover with a gummy, sticky substance (often followed by up):
My clothes were gaumed up from that axle grease.
Origin of gaum
1790-1800
1790-1800; also British dial.; of uncertain origin
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  • As to the ways of a bhut not even the priest at my village of gaum could say aught.

    The Three Sapphires W. A. Fraser
  • Near my village, which is gaum, one lived in the hills so close that he was called the 'Dweller at the Hearth.'

    The Three Sapphires W. A. Fraser

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