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Larry's Pretty Good Word of the Day

Thursday word: lunt

Time for one of those four-letter words, if you know what I mean:

lunt (LUNT) - (Scot.) n., a slow-burning match or fuse; smoke esp. from a tobacco pipe. v., to produce or emit smoke.

This dates back to at least the 1540s, and comes from Dutch lont, match/fuse, and is akin to Middle Low German lunte, match/wick, but where it comes from before that I can't find.

See? A four-letter word.

Tags: dutch, l, noun, verb

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