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First published 1974 (SND Vol. IX).
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THRUMMOCK, n. An instrument for twisting straw-ropes.Abd. 1952 Buchan Observer (18 Nov.):
If there were more tlan one or two boys of age and ability to ply the thrummock, they took it turn aboot.

[A nonce corrupt form of thraw-heuk, s.v. Thraw, v., 1. (3).; phs. influenced by Thrum, n.1, v.1]

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