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Fum

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Fum To play upon a fiddle. "Follow me, and fum as you go."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • fum To play upon a fiddle; thrum.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Fum fum a fabulous Chinese bird, one of the symbols of imperial dignity
    • Fum Also Fung
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Usage

In literature:

Some of de white folks would learn you how to steal fum other folks.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
Brer Dust got up fum whar he wuz a-layin' at, an' come down de road des a-whirlin'.
"Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit" by Joel Chandler Harris
Such a fee-fa-fum of a book we never read.
"The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 2, January, 1851" by Various
She cum fum cross de watah.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
I done gone and dug a tunnel fru fum de coal cellah to the fust storehouse on de fiel'.
"The Blue Birds' Winter Nest" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
Well, dat night I mit him comin' fum Gran' Point' and he hol' at me.
"Bonaventure" by George Washington Cable
Fum head ter heels dat creetur wuz kiver'd wid honey; he wa'n't des only bedobble wid it, he wuz des kiver'd.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
Le's git away fum heah!
"Stubble" by George Looms
Whar you fum, anyhow?
"Southern Literature From 1579-1895" by Louise Manly
One huge sea uh black faces filt de streets fum wall tuh wall, an' dey wan't nothin' but nigguhs in sight.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States, From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
If a man don't die fum one thing, yet, still, he'll die fum something.
"Dr. Sevier" by George W. Cable
An' here he is, yelpin' in his damned rag every day, 'Fee-fo-fum, I smell the blood of a young man!
"Changing Winds" by St. John G. Ervine
Huccom you took'n hit away fum me?
"Kildares of Storm" by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
Well, suh, fum dat day down ter dis, stedder Flew Ellen, I'm bin name Fountain.
"Free Joe and Other Georgian Sketches" by Joel Chandler Harris
He's very persuadable to-night and he'd take fum a stranger what he wouldn't take fum us.
"John March, Southerner" by George W. Cable
De bell rung fum her flo', an' when I got up de young lady was standin' dere wid dat basket in her hand.
"The Girl in the Mirror" by Elizabeth Garver Jordan
The king enters, and with a very "fee, fi, fo, fum" air, asks for the body of the outlaw.
"Physiology of The Opera" by John H. Swaby (AKA "Scrici")
The appearance of Fum heralds an age of universal virtue.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3" by Various
Every minute I expected to hear him say, 'Fee-fi-fo-fum, I smell the breath of an English-mun!
"The Girl Scouts Rally" by Katherine Keene Galt
Fum, thou son of Fo, what sort of people am I amongst?
"Wit and Humor of the Bible" by Marion D. Shutter
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In poetry:

What a lay me down this is
with two pink, two orange,
two green, two white goodnights.
Fee-fi-fo-fum-
Now I'm borrowed.
Now I'm numb.
"The Addict" by Anne Sexton
Till, fum'd with the incense of slavish applause,
O'er the globe's fairest portion he trod;
And, spurning its liberty, spirit, and laws,
Conceiv'd himself rais'd to a god.
"The Fury Of Discord" by Sir John Carr
And the Giant sniffed, and beat his breast,
And grumbled low, "Fe, fi, fo, fum!"
His poor wife prayed he would sit and rest,--
"I smell fresh meat! I will have some!"
He cried the louder, "Fe, fi, fo, fum!
I will have some."
"Jack And The Bean-Stalk" by Clara Doty Bates
Fee, faw, fum! bubble and squeak!
Blessedest Thursday's the fat of the week.
Rumble and tumble, sleek and rough,
Stinking and savoury, simug and gruff,
Take the church-road, for the bell's due chime
Gives us the summons—-'tis sermon-time!
"Holy-Cross Day" by Robert Browning

In news:

Project Management / Infosys Technologies: Infy, Fie, Fo, Fum.
Project Management / Infosys Technologies: Infy, Fie, Fo, Fum .
Date Opp Rush Yds Avg Lg TD 1st Stf YdL Fum FbL.
Split G Rush Yds Avg Lg TD 1st Stf YdL Fum FbL.
Eat, Pray, Love Mondavi Fumé Blanc.
2010 Régis Minet Pouilly Fumé 'Vieilles Vignes'.
The minute I tasted this terrific Pouilly Fumé from Régis Minet, I wanted oysters.
RK PLAYER TEAM RESULT REC YDS AVG TD LNG FUM.
Serve with sauvignon blanc or fumé blanc.
SEASON TEAM GP CMP ATT CMP% YDS AVG TD LNG INT FUM RAT.
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In science:

Here, starting with two reactions (ASPT: asp-L → fum + nh4; CITL: cit → oaa + ac), we perform an edge exchange associated to metabolites fum and ac that generates two new hypothetical reactions (ASPT*: asp-L → ac + nh4; CITL*: cit → oaa + fum) that violate balance of mass and atomic elements.
Randomizing genome-scale metabolic networks
Note that ac has 2 carbon atoms and fum has 4 carbon atoms.
Randomizing genome-scale metabolic networks
Ob jective. – The map above generalizes the FermiUlam model (FUM) : here we have finite heights of piston and barrier, and periodic boundary conditions.
Non-adiabatic pumping in an oscillating-piston model
Furthermore, while the FUM has been conceived to study energy absorption due to deterministic diffusion in momentum, here our interest is in the directed transport along the spatial coordinate.
Non-adiabatic pumping in an oscillating-piston model
Department of Pure Mathematics, Faculty of Mathematical sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM), P. O.
Continuous Gabor transform for a class of non-Abelian groups
Department of Pure Mathematics, Faculty of Mathematical sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM), P. O.
Continuous Gabor transform for a class of non-Abelian groups
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