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lunt

[luhnt, loont] /lʌnt, lunt/ Scot.
noun
1.
a match; the flame used to light a fire.
2.
smoke or steam, especially smoke from a tobacco pipe.
verb (used without object)
3.
to emit smoke or steam.
4.
to smoke a pipe.
verb (used with object)
5.
to kindle (a fire).
6.
to light (a pipe, torch, etc.).
7.
to smoke (a pipe).
Origin of lunt
1540-1550
1540-50; < Dutch lont match, fuse; akin to Middle Low German lunte match, wick
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