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 Lumber (from Lombard).Lump. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Lumine Sicco (In).
Disinterestedly; as a dry question to be resolved without regard to other matters.   1
        “If physiological considerations have any meaning, it will be always impossible for women to view the subject [of women’s suffrage] in lumine sicco.”—The Nineteenth Century (The Hon. Mrs. Chapman April, 1886).

 Lumber (from Lombard).Lump. 

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