Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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THRAMMEL, v., n.2 Also thram(m)le, thramil (ne.Sc. 1791 Caled. Mercury (29 Sept.)). [′θrɑməl]

I. v. To twist or turn between the fingers, to wind, send spinning. Abd. 1804  W. Tarras Poems 112:
Fu' fast she's ca'd the rim about, An' thraml't aff wi' awfu' rout.

II. n. “A little meal put into the mouth of a sack at a mill, having a small quantity of water or ale poured in, and stirred about. At times it is made into the form of a bannock, and roasted in the ashes” (Bnff. 1825 Jam.), prob. so called by the meal being kneaded or squeezed by the fingers. Only in comb. meal-an-thrammel, see Meal, n.1, 2.(4).

[Variant of Thrummel, q.v.]

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