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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

lumming

A term applied to the weather when there is a thick rain; Galloway.
- John Jamieson's Etymological Scottish Dictionary, 1808

A "lum o' a day," a very wet day. The rain is just coming lumming down when it rains fast. This word and loom, a mist or fog, are of a kindred.
- John Mactaggart's Scottish Gallovidian Encyclopedia, 1824

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