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Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII).
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SCLAIRTIE, n. A light smear or dab of some soft sticky substance (Abd. 1969).Abd. 1954 Buchan Observer (2 Nov.):
They'd pitten a sclairtie o' swine's semm o' the tap o't.

[Dim. form of clert, Clart, n.1 with prothetic s-. See S, letter, 5.]

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