Ye Olde Forgotten Pipe Term: LUNT

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oklansas

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Originally ran across this while reading an article on 'obsolete' words:
Lunt (Definition from Infoplease)
Noun.

1. 1. a match; the flame used to light a fire.

2. smoke or steam, esp. smoke from a tobacco pipe.
Verb.

—v.i.

1. to emit smoke or steam.

2. to smoke a pipe.
—v.t.

1. to kindle (a fire).

2. to light (a pipe, torch, etc.).

3. to smoke (a pipe).
Another usage: Lunting - To walk while smoking a pipe (from the Scottish Gallovidian Encyclopedia, pg. 325)
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misterlowercase

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Thanks oklansas!
Thatsa helluva crackerjack term there!
A column of flaming smoke, particularly, that rising from a tobacco pipe, in consequence of a violent puff
Auld Rabbie Burns writ innit here,
She fuff't her pipe wi' sic a lunt,

In wrath she was sae vap'rin,

She notic't na, an aizle brunt

Her braw new worset apron


anda guid'n here,
The luntin pipe, and sneeshin mill,

Are handed round wi' right guid will.


 

4dotsasieni

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So between your research on Ukrainian pipes and that on archaic smoking terms, you can proudly say, "I lunt my tube!" :D

 

pipesicle

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That word reminds me of an old joke about the names of three streets in Chicago that rhyme with the word vagina...Melvina, Paulina and Lunt....sorry couldn't resist.

 

oklansas

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"So between your research on Ukrainian pipes and that on archaic smoking terms, you can proudly say, "I lunt my tube!"
Ha!
On a whim I checked to see if "lunt" would translate into Russian...it did! So, here is "I lunt my tube" in ruski:
"Я Лант моей трубки"

 
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