Did you perchance mean clause?
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A variant of Scotch claes.
“Article after article was displayed, commented upon, and admired, to the wonder of May, who declared, “she didna think the queen had mair or better claise,” and somewhat to the envy of the northern Cowslip.”
“Mary's dowters, an 'one day ther wor a stir i' th 'village, an' Burt war seen donned up like a dummy at a cloas shop, an 'wi' a young woman linked to his arm as if shoo thowt he wor goin 'to flyaway, an' it wanted all her weight to keep him daan, an 'claise behind, wor th' owd farmer an 'his wife, owd Mary Muggin, an' th 'little babby.”
“Aw hadn't stood long when a voice claise to my ear sed --”
“When he gate to be a man he fancied he wor i 'love wi' a young woman 'at lived claise to his mother's, -- one at wor just as queer a karacter as hissen, wi this difference, shoo could haddle her own livin wi weshin.”
“Here's health to the sick, stilts to the lame; claise to the back, and brose to the wame.”
“Gentle Geordie Robertson put my ilka-day's claise on his ain bonny sell yestreen, and gaed a 'through the town wi' them; and gawsie and grand he lookit, like ony queen in the land. '”
“` ` Madge, my bonny woman, 'said Sharpitlaw, in the same coaxing manner, ` ` what did ye do wi your ilka-day's claise yesterday?' ”
“` ` But, '' said Ratcliffe, perhaps because he was in no hurry to see anything which was like to be connected with the discovery and apprehension of Robertson, ` ` an that were the case, Mr. Butler wad hae kend the man in the King's Park to be the same person wi 'him in Madge Wildfire's claise, that headed the mob.' ”
“Article after article was displayed, commented upon, and admired, to the wonder of May, who declared, ` ` she didna think the queen had mair or better claise, '' and somewhat to the envy of the northern Cowslip.”
“She had not her crown and skeptre, but they are laid by for her, like the bairns 'best claise, to be worn when she needs them.”
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