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lum

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Pronunciation: /lʌm
 
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Definition of lum in English:

noun

Scottish & Northern English
A chimney.
Example sentences
  • With my eye to the lens, I had the city in my lap and could hoard to myself an unfair share of steeples and spires and cupolas; crow-stepped gables, garrets and all the Old Town's lums came rushing toward me.
  • But when Christmas Eve came round the village lums were cold and black among the snowclouds and only the wheelhouse throbbed with life, a rosy glow on the foreshore.

Origin

early 16th century: perhaps from Old French lum 'light', from Latin lumen.

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