smeddum

smeddum

(ˈsmɛdəm)
n
1. any fine powder
2. spirit or mettle; vigour
[Old English smedema fine flour]
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Clay, Smeddum and Greenden, another memorable dramatisation, this time of Gibbon's three Scots Magazine stories, again directed by Pharic Maclaren, appeared on BBC1 as a 'Play for Today' on 24 February 1976, earning a repeat in the same slot on 18 August 1977.