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  • noun Plural form of cleek.


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  • The players carried their “play club,” known today as a driver, and their various irons, such as their “cleeks” and “rutirons,” under their arms.

    The Founding Fathers of Golf 2009

  • One feels so much at sea when talk turns to mashie-niblicks, cleeks, and mid-irons.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin De Bernieres, Louis 2003

  • He had even had the idea of copying the military wedding and escorting his bride out of the church under an arch of crossed cleeks.

    The Clicking of Cuthbert 1928

  • —I’ll never master him without the ligth—and a braver kipper, could I but land him, never reisted abune a pair o’ cleeks. ’n Some dashed into the water to lend their assistance, and the fish, which was afterwards found to weigh nearly thirty pounds, was landed in safety.

    Chapter XXVI 1917

  • The salmon is usually dried by hanging it up, after being split and rubbed with salt, in the smoke of the turf fire above the cleeks, where it is said to reist, that preparation being so termed.

    Notes 1917

  • Palm Beach wastes a lot of time talking about clothes and the stock market when it might be discussing cleeks, midirons, and mashies.

    American Adventures A Second Trip 'Abroad at home' Julian Street 1913

  • A large proportion of the cleeks one sees about are too delicate and ladylike.

    The Complete Golfer Harry Vardon 1903

  • Making a broad classification, there are driving cleeks, ordinary cleeks, pitching cleeks, and cleeks with the weight in the centre.

    The Complete Golfer Harry Vardon 1903

  • Even the driving cleeks have a certain amount of loft on their faces which enables them to get nicely under the ball, so that it rises with just sufficient quickness after being struck.

    The Complete Golfer Harry Vardon 1903

  • And there are many different kinds of cleeks, the choice from which is to a large extent to be regulated by experiment and individual fancy.

    The Complete Golfer Harry Vardon 1903


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    See Juist Scots Cleeks page.

    April 12, 2009

  • Excellent!

    April 12, 2009