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  • adj. Of a person, cold (in temperature); shrivelled with cold.


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  • Who, half shrammed to death, stood and cried on a chair

    The Fire at Tranter Sweatley's

  • And beer -- I knows I drinks beer, and more as I ought, but what's a chap to do when he's a'most shrammed wi 'cold, and nar a bit o' nothin 'in the pot but an old yeller swede as hard as wood?

    The Toilers of the Field


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  • (adjective) - (1) Benumbed, or shrunk up with cold.

    --W.H. Long's Dictionary of the Isle of Wight Dialect, 1886

    (2) Cummer'd, hands are said to be so when benumbed with cold.

    --John Mactaggart's Scottish Gallovidian Encyclopedia, 1824

    January 14, 2018

  • Shrammed as in frozen to the bone, is still used round the Bristol (UK) area, along with other arcane "Wurzelisms".

    March 31, 2010

  • shrammed- starved with cold

    October 18, 2008