Gummed

(1 syl.). He frets like gummed velvet or gummed taffety. Velvet and taffeta were sometimes stiffened with gum to make them “sit better,” but, being very stiff, they fretted out quickly.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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