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fumed

[ fyoomd ]

adjective

  1. darkened or colored by exposure to ammonia fumes, as oak and other wood.


fumed

/ fjuːmd /

adjective

  1. (of wood, esp oak) having a dark colour and distinctive grain from exposure to ammonia fumes


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Word History and Origins

Origin of fumed1

First recorded in 1605–15; fume + -ed 2
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Example Sentences

The interests of millions, he fumed, were in “the hands of about twenty coxcombs.”

“They are sidestepping the SNC,” fumed Mohammed Sarmini, an SNC spokesman.

The stymied Tareq fumed for the rest of the day, announcing that “their star, Michaele” would not attend the official wrap party.

The caller fumed that this proved her unsuitability to serve on the highest court.

“A nation whose people can't say 'Merry Christmas' is a nation capable of ruining its own economy,” he fumed on November 20.

“I fretted and fumed all next day, and raised a great disturbance,” rejoined the old gentleman.

Last week I should have moped and fumed here, and cursed my luck in being bound to a log on a day like this.

"If you ask me, he's got the deuce of a cheek, you know," Verinder fumed.

They fumed with exceeding wrath, and slopped over with pious indignation at the swindle put upon them.

Clarice fumed with fury at hearing the slow means appointed for Tartaglia's death.

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