A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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(Clouter,) Clowtare, n. Also: cloutter, clowttar. [ME. clowter (c 1440), f. clout v.: cf. Cloutit ppl. a.] A patcher, cobbler. A tornament … Betuix a talȝeour & a sowtar, A priklous and a coble clowtare [B. clowttar, M. cloutter]; Dunb. xxvii. 5 (A).
Colonell Stuart was (as is constantlie reported) first a cloutter of old shoes; Calderwood IV. 448.

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