from The Century Dictionary.
- Turbid; full of grounds, dregs, or sediment; dreggy; muddy; holding foreign matter in mechanical solution.
- Troubled; gloomy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Scot. & Obs. or Prov. Eng. Turbid; muddy.
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- adjective obsolete, dialect, UK, Scotland
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You have to plunge waist deep, or deeper, into roaring torrents, and if the water be at all "drumly" you have not an idea where your next step may fall.
There was a gusty wind sweeping drumly clouds athwart the sky -- faintly illuminated by the dying moon; now a few stars appeared momentarily, then a swathe of darkness enveloped all.
It was a drumly outlook for one whose chief equipment was honesty of purpose, with, I am afraid, little of the arts of human diplomacy.
To drink of drumly German wells, and make a weary road
And spare to taint your skin with swathes of drumly German mud:
But the weather was "dour," and the water "drumly," and every day the lumbermen sent a "drive" of ten thousand spruce logs rushing down the flooded stream.
At the little stone bridge they stopped, and leaning over the parapet watched the drumly water rushing below; and there Jean reiterated her promise to be Gavin's wife as soon as he was able to make a home for her.
But her ready answer was, “Na, na, he's no just deep, but he's drumly ”
The green meadows were not inviting, the grass was dripping, the flowers closed and heavy, the river red and drumly.
I had spent a brief period of my early childhood in Fayetteville, and although so many years had passed since then, the recollection of some of its streets and buildings, the old market house standing in the middle of the main street, the old water mill on the creek hard by with its cease-less "drumly-drum" seemed more vivid as I neared the old town, after a lapse of so many years.