Modern cosmetic dentistry focusses on solving the problems of the gummy smile by guiding gums and re-contouring them for a better appearance.
Listed among its ingredients is gelatin, a gummy substance rendered from cattle carcasses.
He twists his head, exposing one rheumy malevolent eye and half a mottled, gummy mouth.
Soluble fibers - gums, pectins and mucilages - become gummy in water.
Like her, many of the residents are Irish; gummy men with drink problems who ‘emigrated not through choice, stayed though reluctant, and never returned out of pride’.
As usual, it would have been better without the gummy mushroom sauce, but this is as it ever was.
Add in the languid pacing and you've got a film that flows like gummy engine oil.
He has gummy gaps in his grin, the result of a stint as a boxer in the 1980s (he moved to Minneapolis in '84, after losing a big match in Fort Dodge, Iowa).
The least elegant was the vichyssoise, which had the bland, somewhat gummy consistency of whipped avocados.
He'd looked down at her and she'd given him one of her gummy smiles and for a moment I thought he was going to say something to acknowledge her.