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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).
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CLAIK, v.2, n.2 Cf. Claich and Kllauch.

1. v. “To bedaub or dirty with any adhesive substance” (Abd. 1825 Jam.2; Abd.2, Abd.9, Ags.17 1940). Ppl.adj. claikit, “besmeared” (Abd. 1790 A. Shirrefs Poems, Gl.).Abd. 1851 W. Anderson Rhymes, etc. 127:
An' on Christmas nicht, frae the Shiprow to Shore, He claikit wi' sowens ilka shutter and door.

Hence claikie, adj., “adhesive, sticky, dauby” (Abd. 1825 Jam.2).

2. n. “A quantity of any dirty adhesive substance” (Ib.).

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