Word of the Day: UMBLE-CUM-STUMBLE

– probably from undercumstumble (to understand, Eng. dial.)

“…Well, he stole on behind a rock, like a coastguard man watching a boat, and got very near the noise. He couldn’t umble-cum-stumble the words – they were Greek and Hebrew to him…”

From: Greatheart
By Walter Thornbury, 1866

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