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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).
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CLAW, n.2 A clause.Ayr. 1823 Galt Entail I. viii.:
I marvel, Girzy, what could gar your father put that most unsafe claw in his entail.

[A false sing. formed from Eng. clause; cf. Corp for corpse, etc.]

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