from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Cloth.
  • n. plural Clothes. See clothes, claes.


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  • Though the claith were bad, blithely may we niffer

    Great Scots

  • Thom said, 'Seis thow nocht me, baith meit-worth, claith-worth, and gude aneuch lyke in persoun, and [he] suld make hir far better nor euer sche was?'

    The Witch-cult in Western Europe A Study in Anthropology

  • Sampsoun, wrappit within a lynnyng claith, was fyrst delyuerit to the deuell; quhilk efter he had pronuncit his verde, delyuerit the said pictour to Anny Sampsoun, and sche to hir nyxt marrow, and sa euery ane round about, saying, 'This is King James the sext, ordonit to be consumed at the instance of a noble man Francis Erle Bodowell!'

    The Witch-cult in Western Europe A Study in Anthropology

  • There swankies young in braw braid-claith [strapping youngsters]

    Robert Burns How To Know Him

  • We downa bide the coercion of gude braid-claith about our hinderlans, let a be breeks o 'free-stone, and garters o' iron. ''

    Rob Roy

  • Oppressive customs by which "the upmost claith," or a pecuniary equivalent, was extorted as a kind of death-duty by the clergy, were sanctioned by excommunication: no grievance was more bitterly felt by the poor.

    A Short History of Scotland

  • 'At ever I sud hae ta'en steik in claith for sic a deil's buckie!


  • Forbye, gin ye began wi 'his claes, ye wadna ken whaur to haud; for it wad jist be the new claith upo' the auld garment: ye micht as weel new cleed him at ance. '

    Robert Falconer

  • For ae thing, the tailor taks a bit o ''t to mark whaur he's to sen' the shears alang the claith, when he's cuttin oot a pair o 'breeks; and again they mix't up wi the clay they tak for the finer kin's o' crockery.

    Salted with Fire

  • His coat ance black braid-claith, was rusty enough,

    Verses and Rhymes By the Way


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