coom

coom

[koom]
noun Chiefly Scot. and North England.
1.
soot; coal dust; smut.
2.
dust, especially sawdust or dust from a gristmill.
3.
grease from bearings, axles, etc.
Also, coomb.


Origin:
1580–90; variant of culm1

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coom or coomb (kuːm)
 
n
dialect chiefly (Scot), (Northern English) waste material, such as dust from coal, grease from axles, etc
 
[C16 (meaning: soot): probably a variant of culm1]
 
coomb or coomb
 
n
 
[C16 (meaning: soot): probably a variant of culm1]

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