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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I).
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BARM, n.2 A dance? Not known to Slg.3Slg. 1804 G. Galloway Battle of Luncarty, etc. 67:
For we danc'd barm till day light, An' twa three kintray bunkers.
Slg. 1806 G. Galloway Victorious Nelson, etc. 14:
On Christmas cold we keenly sprung at barm, And wanting fire contriv'd to keep shanks warm.

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