Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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ΒΆRUM-TUMBLE, v. To tumble or roll about noisily. Edb. 1856 J. Ballantine Poems 178:
Wee Boo Peep, he lies rowin' on the floor, Rum tumblin up an' doun, dorty an' dour.

[A reduced form of rumble-tumble s.v. Rummle, v., 1. (5).]

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