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English citations of gorm

a variant of "gaum" i.e. "smear"[edit]

compare the 1990 Appalachian Journal citation of gaum (it discusses gauming bricks)
  • 1861, Factories and Workshops: Annual Report, page 122:
    Add to this 3 miles traversed in ‘gorming’ and ‘hacking’ the bricks, and two miles in coming to work and going back home, and we arrive at the conclusion that the elder clay-carriers, of from 14 to 16 years of age, walk 22 miles daily [] and in the course of the day lifts, moulds, squeezes and planes, and helps to 'tap,' 'gorm,' 'batt' and 'hack,' some 8 tons of clay each day.