A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)
Club, Cloub, n. Also: glub, clob. [ME. clubb, clubbe (c 1205), ON. klubba.] A club; a stout stick or staff. Also attrib. with schaft.
As he swa abaid hufand, Swa come ane with a club in hand; Barb. xix. 586.
Thare was gude men … That defendit thair walles weill With clubis, mellis and axes of steill; Alex. ii. 1340.
I tuke my club and hamewart couth I carie; Henr. Fab. 1767.
I … saw ane catyf on a club cumand; Id. III. 114/10.
Thurlgill thrang till a club, So fers he flaw in a dub; Colk. Sow 219.
With club and bel and partie cote with eiris He feinȝeit him ane fule; Prestis of Peblis 469.
To the bowar of Sanct Johnestoun for clubbes; 1502 Treas. Acc. II. 341.
Sum with clubbis and mellis of leid; Rowll Cursing iii.
Quytclame clergie, and cleik to thé ane club; Dunb. Flyt. 62.
Sanct Petir hat hir with a club; Ib. v. 32.
He held intil his hand A rural club or culmas in sted of brand; Doug. xi. xiii. 72.
To me with hys club he maid a braid; Ib. xiii. Prol. 147.
Tha cairlis with clubbis cowd vder quell; Christis K. 206 (B).
Iohne Knox … creiping vpoun his club, came in befoir them; Bann. Memor. 80.
His mekill new sadill … and his mekill cloub … his suord belt, quhinger, and littill cloub; 1589 Edinb. Test. XXI. 165.
For archerie and goff, I haid bow, arrose, glub and bals; Melvill 29.
Four hundreth arrow schaftis … and thrie scoir club schaftis; 1612 Edinb. Test. XLVII. 123 b.
transf. To scape the fray he wes sa fane, He put vp club in scheith agane; 1583 Sempill Sat. P. xlv. 706.
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