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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Cleuk, Cluik, n.2 [Of obscure origin.] A club. Also attrib. with heid. — 1622 Edinb. Test. LI. 201.
Fourtie tua golff clubis … ane hundretht cluik heid
1653 Glasgow B. Rec. II. 259.
Sundrie of the wreights … with cleukis and balstones in thair hands, paseing frae house to house … strecking the people thairin

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