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 Cumberland Poet (The).Cuncta’tor [the delayer]. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cummer.
 
A gammer, gudewife, old woman. A variety of gammer which is grande-mère (our grandmother), as gaffer is grand-père or grandfather. It occurs scores of times in Scott’s novels.   1
 


 Cumberland Poet (The).Cuncta’tor [the delayer]. 

 
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