from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A piece of rag
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A little hoof.
- n. The Devil.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The devil; literally, he of the cloven hoofs.
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Through bog and brake, over moor and mountain, they hurried on with their prisoner, who, dooming them all to "clootie" and his imps, and commending himself to Michael, Mary, and a number of his especial patrons in the Romish calendar, was urged forward with more than their usual speed.
That Morag may fancy herself at the clootie dumplings and broth and such, but she's a lot to learn afore she can dress a fish properly, or put a dinner on when they've company.
Desserts were served - lemon curd cake, an apple jam crumble, clootie dumpling with hot custard, ice-cream in cones for the children.
Fried clootie dumpling with bacon and eggs was another favourite.
Dessert consisted of trays of home-made shortbread or pumpkin and sultana cake or clootie dumpling being brought out and accompanied with Scotch whisky, on ice of course.
Morag, who was new since my last visit to Strathbeg, did not look in the least like the apprentice that Gran had described to me; she was well into her forties, looked immensely capable, and I thought I would have backed her clootie dumplings against anyone else's haute cuisine anywhere.
Scotland, too, has a fine dumpling, the clootie , a long, curranty way from the pale, bleak padders of the south.
Last time I checked, it was clootie dumplings and spotted dick on the menu.
To end a perfect St Andrew's Day feast, try your hand at homemade clootie dumpling, a Scottish classic that invokes memories of Sunday lunch, or my recipe for the dessert Edinburgh Fog.
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