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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).
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BRAM, BRAMMO, n. “A mess of oatmeal and water” (Ork. 1866 Edm. Gl. s.v. brammo); “a mixture of milk and meal, usually buttermilk and oatmeal — eaten uncooked” (Ork. 1929 Marw.). [bram, ′bramo]

[Prob. a met. form of barm, which is common Gmc., O.E. beorm, bearm (W.S.), O.N. barmr, and Norse, Dan. bærm.]

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