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- adj. sticky and foul; muddy; filthy; dirty
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Sticky and foul; muddy; filthy; dirty.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Miry; muddy; sticky and foul; very dirty.
Here, I may not know what clarty means when I read "Great clarty footprints all through the hall" it thrills me, nonetheless.
Not but what even a clarty gown would be better than what ye've got on.
"Puir clarty bugger, " Ian said, shaking his head mournfully.
Better to give the real, the only excuse, and say that the soil is so -- no, not adhesive, not sticky, not tenacious, but, to use a word ten thousand times more expressive than these, so _clarty_.
Said he to me whiles you were to your bed and he was waiting on his dinner, “The poor-spirited clarty gowk!