A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)
Clud, Clude, n. Also: clwd(d, cluid. [Variant of Cloud n., with early shortening of ū to ŭ.]
1. A cloud.
(a) All sodanely the soft aire wes Oure-coverit with cluddis blak; Troy-bk. ii. 1706.
Ane rany clud dovne fro the firmament Scho gart discend; Henr. Orph. 498.
Phebus with his bemis Consumit had the mistie cluddis gray; Id. Fab. 858.
The sone, the mone & sternis to our sicht Ar neir all closit in till a clud obscure; Contempl. Sinn. 19.
As the new mone … Kythis quhilis her cleir face through cluddis of sable; Dunb. Tua Mar. W. 433.
Quhone sabill all the hewin arrayis With mystie vapouris, cluddis and skyis; Ib. lxix. 2.
In that cuntre the se rysis wp to the cluddis lyke to drovne the erd; Asl. MS. I. 166/7.
The son was silit with blak cluddis … and gaif na licht; Boece xi. v. 414.
The rane … coagulatis in ane thik clud; Compl. 58/26.
The myst … is the excrement … of the cluddis; Ib. 59/14.
The roikis with rerd began to ryue, Quhen vglie cluddis did ouerdryue; Lynd. Mon. 1410.
Ane clud of myst fell about us; Bann. Memor. 107.
Thair come ane clwdd out of the rwffe of the hall, as appeirit to men; Pitsc. I. 244/15.
He saw ane clud ryse of great mist and reik; Ib. II. 79/32.
Auroras post, whome sho did send amang The ieittie cludds; James VI Ess. 67.
To compair ane clud with glansing gleames; Philotus lx.
fig. Myrk cluddis and myst of ignorance; Henr. Orph. 604.
The sterne That schane sa lang in clud of his manheid; Kennedy Pass. Christ 208.
The same clud of ignorance, that long hath darkened many realmes; Knox I. 3.
God putting away the clud and mirknes of hæresie; Dalr. II. 465/15.
(b) A bricht clude him tuk out of thair sycht; Kennedy Pass. Christ 1650.
Thir terrible monsteris sall … In the cludis gett the Antechrist; Dunb. xxxv. 29.
The clude about thame swith was brokin; Doug. i. ix. 13 (Sm).
My voice surmountis the sapheir cludis hie; Scott xv. 26.
Quhen Phebus in the ranie clude Oursylit had the bemes bricht; Maitl. F. lix. 1.
Schir Dawid Lyndsay … caussit ane great clude come out of the heavins done abone the ȝeit; Pitsc. I. 379/6.
Thair raise … so great ane clude of raine out of the heavnis that [etc]; Ib. II. 81/5.
Throw cluidis so he thudis so; Montg. Ch. & Slae 222 (L).
2. Darkness of night. Cf. Cloud n. 2.
Our licht most richt in clud of nycht, Our dirknes for to scale; Dunb. lxxxv. 27.
My L. foloit him for vrangeis setin on Ihon & hurting of him onder the clud of the nycht; 1524 Carnwath Baron Ct. 19.
O Christ, quhilk art the lycht of day, The clude of nycht thow dryuis away; G. Ball. 173.
Sindrie craftis childer … and taskmen, … beand furth of thair maisteris howssis vnder clwd of nicht, in drynking and harletrie; 1587 Edinb. B. Rec. IV. 502.
That na strayngers be fund gangand in airmour under clud of nicht under the payne of escheitt of thair airmour; 1593 Ib. V. 102.
In putting vpe of ane pascuill wpoun his yet within clud of nicht contenand dyvers vaine … iniurious wordis; 1600 Glasgow B. Rec. I. 201.
The thifteous steilling … under clud and silence of nicht … of tua yowis; 1623 Peebles Gleanings 5.
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