Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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CLAWIN POST, n. comb. A rubbing post for cattle (Bnff.2, Ags.1, Kcb.11937). Sometimes also clawin steen (Abd.4 1930). Cf. Claw-scrunt. Bch. 1925  (per Abd.15):
Aw see the aul fun mill's set up noo on'ts edge for a clawin post.
Ags. 1856  W. Grant Few Poet. Pieces 40:
Syne quake there, an' shake there, As mute's a clawin' post.

[From Claw, v., 1.]

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