Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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CLEARER, n. “A species of water-spider, . . . often seen on wells or water-pools, and accredited with ‘clearing' the water when, after discolouring, the sediment sinks naturally” (Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.). [′kli:rər]

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