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Clok, Clock, n.1 [Variant of Cloke n.1, with shortening of vowel, as occas. also in e.m.E.] A cloak.(a) a1400 Leg. S. i. 51.
Na clathis he had, at ware gude, Bot kirtil and clok, but mare 1473 Treas. Acc. I. 29.
Blak [cloth] for a clok and a capiteberne for the Quene c1475 Wall. xi. 911.
He … Set on his clok a takyn for to se, The lyoun in wax 1502 Acta Conc. MS. XII. 26.
The wrangus withhaldin … of … ane clok of Scottis tanny c1500-c1512 Dunb. Tua Mar. W. 426.
I … drawis my clok forthwart our my face quhit, That I may spy, vnaspyit 1513 Doug. vi. vi. 45.
Sche … the branch schew and vndid, That preualie ondir hir clok wes hid c1550 Lynd. Meldrum 933.
With pantonis on hir feit, … Kirtill alone, withouttin clok 1563–4 Prot. Bk. T. Johnsoun 138.
Ane clok of Paris blak, begarit with welwat a1578 Pitsc. I. 320/14.
The lord Hammilltoun … tuik his clok of skarlat and cust it wpoun him 1586 Grant Chart. 400.
Ane syde-nekit clok of fyne Franche blak 1600 Crim. Trials II. i. 156.
Quhilk the said Mr Thomas seing, being jowp alane, lwit his clok fall [etc.] 1620 Grant Chart. 322.
To ane man who fand Thomas Iohnestounes clok, quhilk yed with the water 1633 Lithgow Poet. Rem. 104.
[They] growne effeminat weare woemens loks, Freize-hanging combd, o're shoulders, necks, and cloksfig. 1568 Buch. Indict. 34.
God vald not suffer vicketnes to haif sa payntit a clok 1600 Hamilton Facile Tr. 438.
Vnder the clok of iustice and veritie 1600-1610 Melvill 460.
To change our not, with the clok on the uther shoulder(b) 1581 Treas. Acc. MS. 802 b.
Reid crammesy stemming to be his clock, coit, and breikis 1583 Sempill Sat. P. xlv. 566.
His blew clock beand worne so bair Ib. 1070.
A scheip hewit clock to cover his cleathis 1598 Aberd. B. Rec. II. 167.
That the wemen … sall repair to the kirk, everie ane of thame having a clock, as the maist decent and cumlie vtter garment 1621 Elgin Rec. I. 240.
Robert Mairtene … gaif him ane straik throw his clock 1668 Aberd. B. Rec. IV. 248.
To … buy alse much black cloth as will be aught clocks for murneing 1698 Foulis Acc. Bk. 224.
For a brass pin to carie clocks or towellsfig. 1657 Balfour Ann. III. 421.
Suche are the now sants that oppresses Gods people … and all wnder the … clocke of religione
b. Attrib. with lap, pin. 1572 Lanark B. Rec. 66.
Becais scho had fylit it [the loaf], I tuik hir be the clok lap 1646 Edinb. Test. LXII. 175.
Twa auld hatts, ane clok pine 1696 Ib. LXXX. 197 b.
Three clock pins
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