Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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CLEUK, n.2 An obs. Sc. form of Eng. cloak. Cf. Kyuk. Rnf. 1806 R. Tannahill Poems and Songs (1807) 126:
Night flung her black cleuk o'er the lift.

[Cleuk is found in O.Sc. as early as 1493 (D.O.S.T.).]

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