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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Cloke, Cloik, n.2 [e.m.E. clock, ME. clokke, clok. See also Cloak n. The Sc. forms represent a pron. with close o.] A clock. 1517 Douglas Corr. 319.
As my seruant herde afore xj of the cloke
1559 Misc. Wodrow Soc. 274.
I haif ressavit ȝour wrytting thys last of Marche at elevin of the cloik befoir none
1618 Bk. Univ. Kirk III. 1155.
The reasoning continued from eight vnto eleuen of the cloke
1621-40 Melville Commonpl. Bk. 29.
The going warke of this cloke hes of quheills and neatts … 5
1645 Aberd. B. Rec. IV. 49.
The supplicants gude offer … that he micht be imployit for ruleing of the clokis and bells within this burghe

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