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  • 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.

    Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2)

  • 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.

    Rose cottage

  • Desserts were served - lemon curd cake, an apple jam crumble, clootie dumpling with hot custard, ice-cream in cones for the children.

    Archive 2004-12-01

  • Fried clootie dumpling with bacon and eggs was another favourite.

    What I cooked last night.

  • 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.

    What I cooked last night.

  • 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.

    Rose cottage

  • Scotland, too, has a fine dumpling, the clootie , a long, curranty way from the pale, bleak padders of the south.

    The Guardian World News

  • 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.


  • clootie dumplings monkey shoulder and panelled w...

    [conspiracy theory] or blinkered philistinism


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  • Tomorrow, I must use this word once every hour from 7 am to 4 pm. Suggestions on various ways to use it?

    November 8, 2011