• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Clour klōōr a knock: a swelling caused by a knock
    • v.t Clour to knock: to raise a bump
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In literature:

Cloured crowns were plenty, and raxed necks came into fashion.
"Red Gauntlet" by Sir Walter Scott
CLOUR, a bump, a bruise.
"Waverley, Or 'Tis Sixty Years Hence, Complete" by Sir Walter Scott
This Janet M'Clour was a big lass, being taller than the curate; and what made her look the more so, she was kilted very high.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XXI" by Robert Louis Stevenson
But a sound clouring does such-like good.
"The Men of the Moss-Hags" by S. R. Crockett
I can either tak or gie a clour, when such things are gaun.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland" by Various
There is a prize before ye worthy a clour on the crown, or even a stab through the brisket.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland" by Various
I'd clour their heads if I could catch 'em at it, but it'd need eyes all round to be upsides with 'em.
"White Fire" by John Oxenham

In poetry:

An' there's a puir heid that's been cutit and clour'd,
But Heaven an' hersel' kens what she endured
Lang years frae a drucken ill-deedie gudeman:
He's yirded, an' sae are the sorrows o' Nan.
"The Feast of The "Munches"" by Janet Hamilton