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nounScottish & Northern English
- 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.
Early 16th century: perhaps from Old French lum 'light', from Latin lumen.
Words that rhyme with lumbecome, benumb, Brum, bum, chum, crumb, drum, glum, gum, ho-hum, hum, Kara Kum, mum, numb, plum, plumb, Rhum, rhumb, rum, scrum, scum, slum, some, strum, stum, succumb, sum, swum, thrum, thumb, tum, yum-yum
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