Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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CURMUDLIE, CARMUDLIE, n. “Close contact, a state of pressure on each other” (n.Sc. 1825 Jam.2). Bch. 1804  W. Tarras Poems 91:
In blythe St. John's, that coothie hole, . . . There hauds a Fair, I wyte fu' droll, In thick carmudlie cram'd O' fun this day.

[Of the same origin as Curmud, q.v.]

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