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Clootie

Scottish appellation for the devil. [Scot. Folklore: Leach, 353]
See: Devil
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The legend remains powerful: This highway had to be remapped so as not to disturb the wells and cloots.
In doing so, it's said that you leave behind - in the cloot - an ailment or illness at the well.
Those that live by the old adage "N'er cast a cloot till May's oot" were pleased they did yesterday.
So May is oot and we can now officially cast a cloot. Blistering temperatures meant many stripped off early and we're now sporting sunburn like a badge of honour.
Cloot, "A generalised groundwater flow equation using the concept of non-integer order derivatives," Water SA, vol.
Rory does a mean 'Parliamo Glasgow!' and can also recite Baxter's famous singalong cloot song: "Gie's a punna burra furra murra.
I WAS always told the old saying "Ne'er cast a cloot till May is oot" was in reference to the may flower, not the month of May.
It gets its name from the"cloot" or cloth in which the pudding was traditionally boiled.
The drinks favoured by youngsters are not just alcopops, they'll drink anything you put in front of them through a "mucky cloot".
FOR a perfect taste of Scotland, get the cloot oot!
It's what known as a serious dose of reality or, depending on what part of the country you're from, a skelp on the coupon with a dirty cloot.
Or as my own used to say - "never cast a cloot until May is oot".