from The Century Dictionary.
- To scratch or claw; rake or scrape together.
- noun An instrument for raking or scraping together mire, weeds, etc.
- noun What is so scraped together; a hoard scraped together by dirty work or niggardliness.
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In a minute she had requisitioned broom, bucket, and "claut," or byre-rake.
Youâ€ ™ re the one who boasted to your coffee claut that you spoke French and Italian.
An O for, &c. A glieb o lan, a claut o gear, 10
A gleib o 'lan', a claut o 'gear, [portion, handful of money]
Robert Burns How To Know Him William Allan Neilson 1907
You’re the one who boasted to your coffee claut that you spoke French and Italian.
-- and was obliged to claut his flesh with a bit of a broken crock, we might have some hope of repentance unto life.
The Ayrshire Legatees, or, the Pringle family John Galt 1809