• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Claut klat a kind of rake:
    • v.t Claut to scratch, claw
    • n Claut klat (Scot.) what is raked, a rakeful
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Perh. conn. with Claw.


In literature:

In a minute she had requisitioned broom, bucket, and "claut," or byre-rake.
"The Dew of Their Youth" by S. R. Crockett
Tack a claut o' John's nichtkep.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume III" by Various

In poetry:

They tauld ye that Davie was keen o' the drink,
That siller ne'er baid in his pouches a blink;
An' a' he got claut o' he waret on the dram,
An' ae pay ne'er sert till anither ane cam.
"The Drunkard's Wife" by Janet Hamilton