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First published 1974 (SND Vol. IX).

TÜMALD, n. Also misprint tömad (Sh. 1905 E.D.D.). A downpour of rain, a cloud-burst (Sh. 1973).Sh. 1897 Shetland News (6 Nov.):
In October, e nicht he cam on ta blaw Wi a odious tümald o rain.

[Deriv. of Tume, adj., v., poss. by conflation with Eng. tumult.]

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