Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the divisions of a cleft hoof, as in the ox; also, the whole hoof.
  • n. The Devil; Clootie; -- usually in the pl.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A divided hoof; a cloven hoof.

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Examples

  • Martin the shepherd β€” and he wrung his hands in the bitterness of agony, β€œthe thieves, the harrying thieves I not a cloot left of the haill hirsel!”

    The Monastery

  • "If there cam 'an Irish beggar, wi' a stripy cloot him and a bellows under 's arm, and ca'd himsel 'a Hielander, the lad wad gi'e him his silly head off his shoulders."

    Tales from Many Sources Vol. V

  • Mistress Kenawee's face, puir thing, was as white as a cloot; but Sandy's was as black as the man More o 'Vennis, the bleckie that smored his wife i' the theatre for carryin 'on wi' a sodger.

    My Man Sandy

  • I live by bread, I have not a single cloot o them!

    The Black Dwarf

  • Harry and I hae been to gather what was on the outby land, and there's scarce a cloot left.

    The Black Dwarf

  • "If there cam 'an Irish beggar, wi' a stripy cloot roond him and a bellows under 's arm, and ca'd himsel 'a Hielander, the lad would gi'e him his silly head off his shoulders."

    Lob Lie-by-the-Fire: or The Luck of Lingborough

  • He's sic a leveller as was feow afore 'im, I doobt, wi' his gowd ringt man, an 'his cloot cled brither!

    The Marquis of Lossie

  • I tellt her 'at a' my brithers was weel kenned for douce laads; an 'she tellt me to haud my tongue, an' no speyk up; an 'I cud hae jist gien her a guid cloot

    Sir Gibbie

  • It's no barely to consider the time it'll tak me to cloot a pair, but what the weirer 's like to git oot o 'them.

    Donal Grant, by George MacDonald

  • "Hoot De Courcy, yer 'speerits are so floostersome one would be inclined to theenk ye were not at all soorry to see the white cloot flying on yonder hill --"

    The Canadian Brothers, or the Prophecy Fulfilled a Tale of the Late American War β€” Volume 1

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