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First published 1965 (SND Vol. VI).
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LUMMER, v. Of a dark sky or fog: to clear up, to become brighter and lighter (Cai. 1956).Cai. 1956:
'E fog lummered a bit an we saw 'e lan.

[Orig. doubtful. In form a freq. form of *lum, Sh. Norn lomm, id. (Jak.), which may be a verbal usage of Lum, n.1, 2. (2). But see also Lioom.]

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