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Rummy  adj.  Of or pertaining to rum; characteristic of rum; as a rummy flavor.

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"Rummy" Quotes from Famous Books

... on the unfashionable side of this street, in a one-story wooden building, with a cottage roof, covered with thick, black moss, and having two great bow windows, and a very lean door, painted black, in front. It is a rummy old house to look at, for the great bow windows are always ornamented with old hats, which Mr. McArthur makes supply the place of glass; and the house itself, notwithstanding it keeps up the dignity of a circular window over ...
— Justice in the By-Ways - A Tale of Life • F. Colburn Adams

... devil. Then he nearly went to sleep in our study just now. I expect he'll be all right when he wakes up. Rummy business! Conscientious old bargee. You ought to have ...
— A Diversity of Creatures • Rudyard Kipling

... tack, on such a devil's dance: Crumbs, it took me quite aback to see her stop so humble, Casting up into my face a sort of shiny glance, Bless you, bless you, that was what I thought I heard her mumble; Lord, a prayer for poor old Bill, a rummy sort of chance! Crumbs, that shiny glance Kinder made me king of all the ...
— Collected Poems - Volume Two (of 2) • Alfred Noyes

... happened into the barn and caught a whiff of that smell, father'd have lost his job. Now you just take warning from me, and keep away from this parsonage until you can develop a good Methodist odor. Oh, don't cry about it! Your very tears smell rummy. Just you hang on to that chunk of wood, and I'll ...
— Prudence Says So • Ethel Hueston

... good place," she announced, and paused. "An' decent people, though rummy." Then, as the boy did not answer, "The best thing we can do is stay 'ere, ...
— True Tilda • Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

... ripping?" said Dicky. "It wasn't easy to do, but it only wanted a little management. I mean to go in for engineer— Hullo, what's that rummy stone out there? or is it a stone, or a fish, or— I say, Tom," he added, clutching my arm, "I'm bothered if that's not ...
— Tom, Dick and Harry • Talbot Baines Reed

... by Jove, that Jill hasn't a father or a mother or something of that species to rally round just now. They would form a gang. There's nothing like a gang! But she's only got that old uncle of hers. A rummy bird! ...
— The Little Warrior - (U.K. Title: Jill the Reckless) • P. G. Wodehouse

... drawing breath outside the door (amid groans of "Oh, you beastly ca-ads! You think yourselves awful funny," and so forth). "That's all right. Never let the sun go down upon your wrath. Rummy little devils, fags. Got no ...
— Stalky & Co. • Rudyard Kipling

... children and grandchildren who lived as contemporaries of his old playmate's children and grandchildren. Two or three years before Samuel's great granddaughter, Mary, was born, a great grandson of the Protector saw the light. This boy was named Oliver, but was called "Rummy Noll." The ancestral estate of Theodale's became his sole inheritance, and as soon as he came into the property he began to live a wild, fast life, distinguishing himself as an adventurous, ...
— The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 4 • Various

... "No wonder you get rummy flavours in what you eat down there, if that's so," said Dave. "Surprisin' what the digestions of them city people learn to put up with. Well, I suppose you won't be addin' to their risks by puttin' up much of a dinner for them to-day, Mrs. ...
— Back To Billabong • Mary Grant Bruce

... since I could push a pen. You know Will Wilderbush, the famous novelist? Well, Bill died six years ago from over-assiduous cultivation of John Barleycorn, and they hushed it up. But every year there's a new novel comes from his pen. It's 'ghosts.' I was Bill number three. Isn't it rummy?" ...
— The Trail of '98 - A Northland Romance • Robert W. Service

Words linked to "Rummy" :   inebriate, drunkard, odd, strange, alky, meld, drinker, imbiber, funny, peculiar, alcoholic, boozer, gin, card game, toper, queer, juicer, canasta, singular, cards, sot

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