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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).

CLYAGER, Clauger, Klyauger, Clagger, v. “To smear” (Cai.1 c.1920, clyager), “to besmear, make sticky” (Cai.7 1940, klyauger). Lnl.1 1936 gives the form clagger. See also Claggert. [′kl(j)ɑ:gər Cai.; ′klɑgər Lnl.]Cai.7 1936:
His fingers wis claugered wi treacle.

[A frequentative of Clag, to besmear, clog. The glide is common in n.Sc. after l. Cf. Kllauch, to besmear.]

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