* 1957': whose floor was of '''tamped earth — Lawrence Durrell, ''Justine , p.85 (Faber)
(etyl) twmp, twm.
(British, rare) A mound or hillock.
* 1974 , Guy Davenport, Tatlin! :
- The island was two rocks grey as twilight between which a tump of iron loam ribbed with flint bore a stand of fir and spruce.
To form a mass of earth or a hillock about.
- to tump teasel
Possibly from .
(Southern US) to bump, knock (usually used with "over", possibly a combination of "tip" and "dump")
(Southern US) To fall over.
(US, dialect) To draw or drag, as a deer or other animal after it has been killed.
- Don't tump that bucket over!
From (etyl); see tumpline for more.
(uncommon) A tumpline.