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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Clout, Clowt, v. [ME. cloute, clowte, earlier clutie, OE. clútian.] tr. To patch, mend. — 1567 Sat. P. iii. 95.
Dauy and his, thair state was wont schone clout
1595 Duncan Appendix.
Sarcio, to mend or clowt
1623 Elgin Rec. II. 180.
It was not sa with hir quhan scho … [wald] taw ledder and clout auld schoyn

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