- to tease (wool) in the preliminary carding operation, or to open out the fibers prior to carding.
Origin of tum
First recorded in 1605–15; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for tum
"Tum out soon, mummy, and dolly will lub you eber and eber," said the child.The Woman Thou Gavest Me
I do say tum,” replied Ernest, meaning that he had said “come.
The boy remained silent a few seconds and then said “tum” again.
"You'll like it," said Tum Tum, trumpeting through his trunk.Nero, the Circus Lion
Well, Tum Tum lived in this jungle, and with him lived his father and mother.Tum Tum, the Jolly Elephant
- an informal or childish word for stomach
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