Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To clutch; snatch; seize; catch, as by a hook.
  • To steal.
  • To take one's arm; link together.
  • n. An iron hook.
  • n. The arm.
  • n. A club with an iron head used in playing golf.
  • n.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Better say naething about the laird, my man, and tell me instead, what sort of a chap ye are that are sae ready to cleik in with an auld gaberlunzie fiddler?

    Redgauntlet

  • Then the Devil took his sulphured cleik and mightily he swung,

    Masterpieces of American Wit and Humor

  • Bean Lean being aware that the bridegroom was in request, and wanting to cleik the cunzie (that is, to hook the siller), he cannily carried off Gilliewhackit ae night when he was riding dovering hame (wi 'the malt rather abune the meal), and with the help of his gillies he gat him into the hills with the speed of light, and the first place he wakened in was the cove of

    The Waverley

  • Bean Lean, being aware that the bridegroom was in request, and wanting to cleik the cunzie (that is, to hook the siller), he cannily carried off Gilliewhackit ae night when he was riding dovering hame (wi 'the malt rather abune the meal), and with the help of his gillies he gat him into the hills with the speed of light, and the first place he wakened in was the cove of Uaimh an

    Waverley — Volume 1

  • In the testimony of which we have put the common seal of our city hereunto, at the request of the honourable Mr. Charles Bertie, envoy extraor - dinary from his Majesty of Great Britain to the Electors, and other Princes of Germany, at his passage through this city; and have caused our cleik to sign the same in the place of nut secretary lately deceased.

    Collins's peerage of England; genealogical, biographical, and historical

  • Now, Donald Bean Lean, being aware that the bridegroom was in request, and wanting to cleik the cunzie (that is, to hook the siller), he cannily carried off Gilliewhackit ae night when he was riding dovering hame (wi 'the malt rather abune the meal), and with the help of his gillies he gat him into the hills with the speed of light, and the first place he wakened in was the cove of Uaimh an Ri.

    Waverley

  • Now, Donald Bean Lean, being aware that the bridegroom was in request, and wanting to cleik the cunzie (that is, to hook the siller), he cannily carried off Gilliewhackit ae night when he was riding DOVERING hame (wi 'the malt rather abune the meal), and with the help of his gillies he gat him into the hills with the speed of light, and the first place he wakened in was the cove of Uaimh an Ri.

    Waverley: or, 'Tis sixty years since

  • "Donald Bean Lean, being aware that the bridegroom was in request, and wanting to cleik the cunzie (that is, hook the siller), he cannily carried off Gilliewhackit ae night when he was riding

    The Proverbs of Scotland

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