from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the divisions of a cleft hoof, as in the ox; also, the whole hoof.
- n. The Devil; Clootie; -- usually in the pl.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A divided hoof; a cloven hoof.
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Martin the shepherd — and he wrung his hands in the bitterness of agony, “the thieves, the harrying thieves I not a cloot left of the haill hirsel!”
"If there cam 'an Irish beggar, wi' a stripy cloot him and a bellows under 's arm, and ca'd himsel 'a Hielander, the lad wad gi'e him his silly head off his shoulders."
Mistress Kenawee's face, puir thing, was as white as a cloot; but Sandy's was as black as the man More o 'Vennis, the bleckie that smored his wife i' the theatre for carryin 'on wi' a sodger.
I live by bread, I have not a single cloot o them!
Harry and I hae been to gather what was on the outby land, and there's scarce a cloot left.
"If there cam 'an Irish beggar, wi' a stripy cloot roond him and a bellows under 's arm, and ca'd himsel 'a Hielander, the lad would gi'e him his silly head off his shoulders."
He's sic a leveller as was feow afore 'im, I doobt, wi' his gowd ringt man, an 'his cloot cled brither!
I tellt her 'at a' my brithers was weel kenned for douce laads; an 'she tellt me to haud my tongue, an' no speyk up; an 'I cud hae jist gien her a guid cloot
It's no barely to consider the time it'll tak me to cloot a pair, but what the weirer 's like to git oot o 'them.
"Hoot De Courcy, yer 'speerits are so floostersome one would be inclined to theenk ye were not at all soorry to see the white cloot flying on yonder hill --"
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