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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Gum, n.2 [Of obscure origin.] A haze or mist. — 1513 Doug. vii. Prol. 131.
[I] persauyt … With clowdy gum and rak ourquhelmyt the ayr
Ib. xiii. Prol. 31.
The gummys rysis, doun fallis the donk rym

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