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THINGAMABOB OR THINGUMMY: CAN YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE US AND UK TERMS IN THIS QUIZ?
Do you know the difference between everyday US and UK terminology? Test yourself with this quiz on words that differ across the Atlantic.
Question 1 of 7
In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Word Origin for lum
C17: of obscure origin
Words nearby lum
lull into, Lully, lulu, Luluabourg, lulz, lum, luma, lumb-, lumbago, lumbar, lumbar plexus
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How to use lum in a sentence
The effectiveness of these pamphlets, and the awareness of its writers are apparent in one Lum digs up called “To Mothers.”Americans’ Burning Obsession With Hell|William O’Connor|September 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Lum is a fresh-faced recent graduate of Loyola Marymount, with dreadlocks and a tweed jacket.Occupy Wall Street Breaks Up With Bank of America on Valentine’s Day|Josh Dzieza|February 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
“People are getting deep into their working groups,” Lum said.Occupy Wall Street Breaks Up With Bank of America on Valentine’s Day|Josh Dzieza|February 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But they appeared to think Lum Shan, or me, was a sort financial manager, that managed affairs mysterious.The Belted Seas|Arthur Colton
Peplum, pep′lum, n. an upper robe worn by women in ancient Greece.
Pilum, pī′lum, n. the heavy javelin used by Roman foot-soldiers:—pl.
General Grant occupied another house (Mrs. Lum's) in Vicksburg during that summer, and also had his family with him.The Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman, Complete|William T. Sherman
The rain rattled on the window, and the smoke gave a swarl as the wind rummelled in the lum.The Life of Mansie Wauch|D. M. Moir