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- noun a
clerk, emphasizing his insignificance or young age
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Una stood with a hulking man pressing as close to her side as he dared, and a dapper clerkling squeezed against her breast.
A little after, he sent a lad, as he were the priest's clerkling that had confessed her, to the lady to ask if she wot of were come thither again.