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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I). Includes material from the 1976 supplement.
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AYME, n. Hot blast. See Aim, n., Eem, n.1, v. [eim]Cai. 1916 An Old Caithness Croft in John o' Groat Jnl. (14 April):
When the stones got red hot he poured a pail of water on them, thus breaking them up without the aid of gunpowder. The young folk thoroughly enjoyed this part of the operation and warmed themselves in the “ayme” of the fire.

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