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- n. dust
- v. (meaning uncertain) To have dust blow about
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_ -- What is the derivation of _pilm_ = dust, so frequently heard in Devon, and its derivatives, _pilmy_, dusty: it _pilmeth_?
'Twas a coal-black horse, and the man wore a scarlet coat all powdered with pilm; and as he opened the gate and came over the graves, father saw that 'twas the dashing dragoon.
-- _Pillom_ is the full word, of which _pilm_ is a contraction.
"I can't help no other, Squire!" said the voice overhead; "such a cauch o 'pilm an' twigs, an 'birds' droppins '!