Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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CLUD, n. and v. I. 1. (1) Sc. forms of Eng. cloud (clud Sh., Ork., Bnff.; clood Edb., Ayr., Dmf., Rxb. 2000s). ne.Sc. 1979  Alastair Mackie in Joy Hendry Chapman 23-4 (1985) 65:
At best short sun-blinks
atween the weety louer o cloods
Fif. 1982  Hamish Brown in Hamish Brown Poems of the Scottish Hills 155:
Aye, there's hills, they say, rise tae the cloods
An peaks the likes o dreams, mun;
Sc. 1991  William Wolfe in Tom Hubbard The New Makars 65:
The whins are gowd at nune, nae clud in sicht
Yit daurk the lift, for goddesses faa bluidan.
em.Sc.(a) 1991  Kate Armstrong in Tom Hubbard The New Makars 110:
This is the laund that bigs the winds; winds big the cloods;
the cloods, the weit, the weit, the grun; an antrin steer
o syle an rain.
Sh. 1994  Laureen Johnson in James Robertson A Tongue in Yer Heid 164:
Oh weel, hit laekly widna be dry lang onywye. Dey wir black cloods hingin ida ert. I pat da saa back ida shed.
Abd. 1998  Sheena Blackhall The Bonsai Grower 48:
The gaitherin ranks o the Godly didna bide claikin ootbye, sae caul and sae quanter the day, wi gurly cloods wechty wi blin smore rowin roon the lums o the toon.

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