• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cleading A jacket or outer covering of wood, etc., to prevent radiation of heat, as from the boiler, cylinder. etc., of a steam engine.
    • Cleading The planking or boarding of a shaft, cofferdam, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cleading Clothing; that which clothes or covers; a covering.
    • n cleading In engines:
    • n cleading The jacket or outer covering of the cylinder, or the covering of hair-felt put on steam-pipes to prevent the radiation of heat. Also called clothing and lagging.
    • n cleading A timber casing inclosing the boiler of a locomotive engine and the fire-box.
    • n cleading Any kind of plank covering, such as the slating-boards of a roof, the boards of a floor, the plank lining of a pit-shaft, the planking of a coffer-dam, etc.
    • n cleading In mining, deal boarding for brattices.
    • n cleading The wood composing the box of a mine-car.
    • n cleading The wooden portion of a rope-drum on which the rope is coiled.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Scot., clothing. See Cloth


In poetry:

And whan she cam to Marie's Kirk,
She sat on Marie's stean:
The cleading that Fair Annet had on
It skinkled in their een.
"Lord Thomas And Fair Annet" by Andrew Lang
Up the gravel end thick spreading
Crap the clasping ivy green,
Back owre, firs the high craigs cleading,
Rais'd a' round a cozy screen;
"Scotland's Scaith, Or, The History O' Will And Jean. Owre True A Tale. In Two Parts" by Hector MacNeill
We brong thee up, pat thee to schuil,
And clead te weel as peer fwok can;
We larn'd thee beath to dance and read,
But now tou's crazy for a man.
O, monie are, &c.
"Dick Watters" by Robert Anderson