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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Cloak, Cloack, n. [Later spelling of cloik Cloke n.2]

1. A clock. 1615 Highland P. III. 245.
The counsale … mett at eyght of the cloak in the forenoone, and satt whill tuelue
1621-40 Melville Commonpl. Bk. 29.
The number of the quheills of gryitt and small cloaks of dyvers sortis
1653 Aberd. B. Rec. IV. 134.
Ane dor to be maid in the wall for goeing through to ring the bell and temper the cloak
1681 Irvine Mun. II. 292.
For … dressing and mending of the toun cloak
1693 Peebles B. Rec. II. 144.
The … counsell … have admitted me … to be keeper of thair cloak and belman

2. Attrib. and comb. with dresser, maker, man. 1662–3 Peebles B. Rec. II. 203.
A quart eall … that Iohn Andro drank with the cloakman that cam from Edinburgh
1679 Edinb. Test. LXXVI.
Humphray Mylnes, cloakmaker at the Craigwall
1692 Conv. Burghs IV. 606.
To the cloak dresser yearly

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