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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To numb, benumb, stiffen, or paralyze with cold or fear.
  • To be numbed, benumbed, stiffened, or paralyzed with cold or fear.
  • To die of thirst.
  • Benumbed, as with cold.
  • Idle; lazy; loutish.
  • Plain-dealing; honest.
  • n. A stupid fellow; a numskull.


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