Smeddum meaning

Fine powder; flour.
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The powder or finest part of ground malt.
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(mining) Smitham.
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(Scotland) Zest, energy; pluck; sagacity; quickness of apprehension; gumption; spirit; mettle.
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(UK dialectal, Northern England) Ore small enough to pass through the wire bottom of a sieve.
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(UK dialectal, Northern England) A layer of clay or shale between two beds of coal.
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Origin of smeddum

  • From Middle English smedma, from Old English smedma, smedema (“fine flour, pollen meal, meal”).

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