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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
Clud, Clude, n. Also: clwd(d, cluid. [Variant of Cloud n., with early shortening of ū to ŭ.]
1. A cloud.(a) c1400 Troy-bk. ii. 1706.
All sodanely the soft aire wes Oure-coverit with cluddis blak a1500 Henr. Orph. 498.
Ane rany clud dovne fro the firmament Scho gart discend Ib. 500. Id. Fab. 858.
Phebus with his bemis Consumit had the mistie cluddis gray a1499 Contempl. Sinn. 19.
The sone, the mone & sternis to our sicht Ar neir all closit in till a clud obscure c1500-c1512 Dunb. Tua Mar. W. 433.
As the new mone … Kythis quhilis her cleir face through cluddis of sable Ib. lxix. 2.
Quhone sabill all the hewin arrayis With mystie vapouris, cluddis and skyis c1515 Asl. MS. I. 166/7.
In that cuntre the se rysis wp to the cluddis lyke to drovne the erd 1533 Boece xi. v. 414.
The son was silit with blak cluddis … and gaif na licht 1549 Compl. 58/26.
The rane … coagulatis in ane thik clud Ib. 59/14.
The myst … is the excrement … of the cluddis c1552 Lynd. Mon. 1410.
The roikis with rerd began to ryue, Quhen vglie cluddis did ouerdryue 1569-73 Bann. Memor. 107.
Ane clud of myst fell about us a1578 Pitsc. I. 244/15.
Thair come ane clwdd out of the rwffe of the hall, as appeirit to men Ib. II. 79/32.
He saw ane clud ryse of great mist and reik 1585 James VI Ess. 67.
Auroras post, whome sho did send amang The ieittie cludds 1603 Philotus lx.
To compair ane clud with glansing gleamesfig. a1500 Henr. Orph. 604.
Myrk cluddis and myst of ignorance a1508 Kennedy Pass. Christ 208.
The sterne That schane sa lang in clud of his manheid 1558-66 Knox I. 3.
The same clud of ignorance, that long hath darkened many realmes 1596 Dalr. II. 465/15.
God putting away the clud and mirknes of hæresie(b) a1508 Kennedy Pass. Christ 1650.
A bricht clude him tuk out of thair sycht c1500-c1512 Dunb. xxxv. 29.
Thir terrible monsteris sall … In the cludis gett the Antechrist 1513 Doug. i. ix. 13 (Sm).
The clude about thame swith was brokin a1568 Scott xv. 26.
My voice surmountis the sapheir cludis hie a1570-86 Maitl. F. lix. 1.
Quhen Phebus in the ranie clude Oursylit had the bemes bricht a1578 Pitsc. I. 379/6.
Schir Dawid Lyndsay … caussit ane great clude come out of the heavins done abone the ȝeit Ib. II. 81/5.
Thair raise … so great ane clude of raine out of the heavnis that [etc] a1605 Montg. Ch. & Slae 222 (L).
Throw cluidis so he thudis so
2. Darkness of night. Cf. Cloud n. 2. c1500-c1512 Dunb. lxxxv. 27.
Our licht most richt in clud of nycht, Our dirknes for to scale 1524 Carnwath Baron Ct. 19.
My L. foloit him for vrangeis setin on Ihon & hurting of him onder the clud of the nycht 1567 G. Ball. 173.
O Christ, quhilk art the lycht of day, The clude of nycht thow dryuis away 1587 Edinb. B. Rec. IV. 502.
Sindrie craftis childer … and taskmen, … beand furth of thair maisteris howssis vnder clwd of nicht, in drynking and harletrie 1593 Ib. V. 102.
That na strayngers be fund gangand in airmour under clud of nicht under the payne of escheitt of thair airmour 1600 Glasgow B. Rec. I. 201.
In putting vpe of ane pascuill wpoun his yet within clud of nicht contenand dyvers vaine … iniurious wordis 1623 Peebles Gleanings 5.
The thifteous steilling … under clud and silence of nicht … of tua yowis
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