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  • noun Plural form of cummer.

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Examples

  • “They may speak of knights and kings for redressing wrongs, as they call it; but give me worthy Master Dwining the potter carrier, cummers,” replied another.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • Janet ran to him -- she was fair wud wi 'terror -- an' clang to him, an 'prayed him, for Christ's sake, save her frae the cummers; an' they, for their part, tauld him a 'that was ken't, and maybe mair.

    Masterpieces of Mystery, Vol. 1 (of 4) Ghost Stories

  • I'll warrant it's nae fiend, but douce Janet Withershins, the witch, holding a carouse with some of her Cumberland cummers, and mickle red wine will be spilt atween them.

    Stories of Mystery

  • I wonder where the cummers will anchor their craft? '

    Stories of Mystery

  • Janet ran to him -- she was fair wud wi 'terror -- an' clang to him, an 'prayed him, for Christ's sake, save her frae the cummers; an' they, for their pairt, tauld him a 'that was kent, and maybe mair.

    Stories by English Authors: Scotland (Selected by Scribners)

  • Janet ran to him -- she was fair wud wi 'terror -- an' clang to him, an 'prayed him, for Christ's sake, save her frae the cummers; an' they, for their pairt, tauld him a 'that was ken't, and maybe mair.

    Merry Men

  • I hae tasted wine twice in ae day --- Whan did I that before, think ye, cummers?

    The Antiquary

  • Muschat, and she and I will hae a grand bouking-washing, and bleach our claes in the beams of the bonny Lady Moon, that's far pleasanter to me than the sun --- the sun's ower het, and ken ye, cummers, my brains are het eneugh already.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • Lasses suld hae naething to do wi 'weans till they are married --- and then a' the gossips and cummers come in and feast as if it were the blithest day in the warld.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • Auld wives and bits o 'weans mingled on the rig -- kilted to the knees, like the comely cummers, and the handsome hizzies, and the lo'esome lassies wi' their silken snoods -- among the heather-legged Highlandmen, and the bandy Irishers, brawny all, and with hook, scythe, or flail, inferior to none of the children of men.

    Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2

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