from The Century Dictionary.
- To gutter, as a candle.
- noun Clay.
- noun Earthenware. Halliwell; Wright.
- Of earthenware.
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- noun obsolete
- adjective Of earthenware.
- verb transitive, obsolete To
- verb intransitive To
gutter(as a candle).
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"'Tis a gurt shame, that's what 'tis," said Primrose, resentful both for her friend's riband and her own edging; "and I'd get my Willie to make her buy new, only 'tis no good asking paupers for money, because, even if they was to be sold up, all their sticks and cloam wouldn't fetch enough for a yard o 'this riband."
"I'll help wi 'the cloam," said a big, heavily-made boy who was seated at one end of the table, eating a pasty.
My poor back is blue all over with the cloam my missus takes to bed.
"That's right!" cried Annie, with sudden vigour; "go off and make yourself fine, and lave me to wash all the cloam that's been standen 'up in grease these three days.