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stime

[stahym]
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noun Scot., Irish English.
  1. the smallest bit; a drop, taste, or glimpse.

Origin of stime

1250–1300; Middle English (Scots); perhaps < Old Norse skīmi a glimpse
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Historical Examples

  • Even with three wicks it gave but a stime of light, and never allowed the weaver to see more than the half of his loom at a time.

    Auld Licht Idylls

    J. M. Barrie