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Gomer

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gomer (Gun) A conical chamber at the breech of the bore in heavy ordnance, especially in mortars; -- named after the inventor.
    • n Gomer A Hebrew measure. See Homer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gomer Same as homer.
    • n gomer A particular form of chamber in ordnance, consisting in a conical narrowing of the bore toward its inner end. It was devised for the service of mortars in the wars of the first Napoleon.
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Usage

In literature:

About four hundred years after the Deluge, King Gomer Chephoraod reigned in Babylon.
"The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
The bold Hamet collected a handful of his scattered Gomeres, left his prey, and galloped toward the scene of action.
"Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada" by Washington Irving
Two of my ancestors left their property to the nuns of Saint Bernard at Gomer-Fontaines, as they are perfectly well aware.
"The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete" by Madame La Marquise De Montespan
Gomer on Hemicia, 335.
"Notes & Queries, Index of Volume 1" by Various
But I think a man would be a gomeral that didnae give his attention to the same.
"David Balfour, Second Part" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Dume was born at St. Gomer de Fly, Beauvais.
"The Makers of Canada: Champlain" by N. E. Dionne
The abandoned wickedness of Gomer, his wife, had brought him to despair.
"History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 7 (of 12)" by G. Maspero
For a time they were happy; then little by little it became clear that this woman, Gomer, did not really love him as he loved her.
"Hebrew Life and Times" by Harold B. Hunting
Professor Price, Mr. Jehu, Samuel Williams, Gomer Evans, H.J.
"Sixty Years of California Song" by Margaret Blake-Alverson
I gave you credit for being less o' a Gomeral.
"Doom Castle" by Neil Munro
The gomer chamber (which see) is generally adopted in our service.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Gomer on chapel, or printing-office, 7.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 3, January-June, 1851" by Various
Gomer stands for the Germans in part, for those who descended from Gomer.
"The Lost Ten Tribes, and 1882" by Joseph Wild
The question as to whether it was Gomer, or some other person, does not come up at all.
"Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1" by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
Hosea had married one Gomer, daughter of Diblaim.
"Oriental Women" by Edward Bagby Pollard
It is not in a vision that he made a contract with Gomer, the daughter of Diblaim, by whom he had two boys and a girl.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 4 (of 10)" by Fran├žois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
This prince is the head of the confederacy, and with him allied are Persia, Cush, Phut, Gomer and Togormah.
"The Prophet Ezekiel" by Arno C. Gaebelein
To reach the Alhambra you ascend from the Plaza Nueva in the heart of the town by the steep and narrow Calle Gomeres.
"Southern Spain" by A.F. Calvert
According to the genealogy in Genesis, Gomer is the eldest son of Japhet.
"The History of Antiquity, Vol. I (of VI)" by Max Duncker
Just then Mrs. Gomer Roberts the tinman came in.
"Through Welsh Doorways" by Jeannette Augustus Marks
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In news:

DAVIES, Gomer W "Babe," 82, of Crescent, St Clairsville, OH, died Saturday, November 3, 2012, at Acuity Specialty Hospital, Bellaire, OH.
He was born June 16, 1930 in McMechen, WV, a son of the late Gomer W Davies, Sr.
Active Duluth Community Member Elizabeth Gomer Dies.
Elizabeth Gomer, an active Duluth community member and wife of a Tuskeegee Airman has died.
Volunteers Teams Up For WWII Veteran, Joe Gomer .
Gomer Pyle was on to something.
A couple of years back, we wrote about Gomer .
Goober died y'all, not Gomer .
Goober Pyle (the late George Lindsey) and his TV cousin Gomer Pyle (Jim Nabors) in 1992.
A couple of years back, we wrote about Gomer.
Still, any photo that inspires references to Gomer Pyle is all right with us.
Gomer's Fried Chicken in south KC closing Dec 30.
South Kansas City staple Gomer's Fried Chicken will close at the end of the year.
That was from an Andy Griffith Show episode that was actually the "pilot" for Gomer Pyle, US M C. Debuting in May of 1964.
Imagine something like when Gomer Pyle started screaming "citizen's arrest" in an episode of "The Andy Griffith Show.
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