• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Cleck klek to hatch
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Scot.,—Ice. klekja; cf. Dan. klække, to hatch.


In literature:

Howsomever, lo and behold, what was clecking downstairs.
"The Ayrshire Legatees" by John Galt
Cleck, clack or hatch.
"St. Ronan's Well" by Sir Walter Scott
Clecking time's aye canty time.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop

In poetry:

Then Dizzy he stripp'd to the breeks an' the sark
To cleck a new Bill, it was unco warm wark,
Noo the puir thing's cleckit, an' oot o' the shell,
Belyve we sall see if it picks for itsel'.
"Rhymes For The Times: III" by Janet Hamilton