Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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CUM, Come, n.2 “A thaw” (Rxb. 1927 E. C. Smith Braid Haaick 10, come); “moisture in the air” (m.Dmf.3 c.1920, cum); “sweat on ice when frost begins to yield” (Dmf. 1925 W. A. Scott in Trans. Dmf. and Gall. Antiq. Soc. 22, cum). [kʌm] Lnk.11 1942:
That's a safter win' noo: there's a pickle cum in't the day.

[Cf. obs. Eng. (17th cent.) come, to yield (of persons) (N.E.D.), Eng. dial. (w.Cy.) come, of a river: to rise, overflow (E.D.D.), and Come, v., II. 2, to expand, yield.]

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