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Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A brood; a litter.

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Examples

  • And not only does he listen to the 'clecking' of his hen and know what it means: he knows too that the egg she has laid is long and white; so that ere he enclose it in his verse, you can see him take it in his hand, and look at it with a sort of boyish wonder and delight.

    Views and Reviews Essays in appreciation

  • “I wish there wasna sic a bird as a goose in the wide warld, forby the clecking that we hae at the burn-side.”

    The Monastery

  • Howsomever, lo and behold, what was clecking downstairs.

    The Ayrshire Legatees, or, the Pringle family

  • "As it has been of ower mony brave men," said Tibb; "I wish there wasna sic a bird as a goose in the wide warld, forby the clecking that we hae at the burn-side."

    The Monastery

  • 'Hout, na, ye needna be blate about that; their house is muckle enough, and clecking time's aye canty time.'"

    The Proverbs of Scotland

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