1) A spelling of seam, that is lard or grease.

1742 goose grease, sam dish, dripeing pan, Holmfirth. Wright has ‘saim’ as the headword.

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2) To collect together, to pick up, a regional word which has survived.

c.1570 all ewes with lam together sam, in one spare close them kepe, Woodsome.

places Woodsome
dates 1570

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