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Clootie

Scottish appellation for the devil. [Scot. Folklore: Leach, 353]
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The legend remains powerful: This highway had to be remapped so as not to disturb the wells and cloots.
Or as my own used to say - "never cast a cloot until May is oot".
Sensible people will still refuse to cast a cloot till May is oot - and prepare for winter in the Glasgow Fair Fortnight, as usual.
Can anyone help with the proper meaning of "Ne'er cast a cloot till May is oot"?
Once again that time of year is upon us, when we hear the oft quoted expression: "Never cast a cloot till May be oot.
In this regard she mentions Anacharsis Cloots (Jean-Baptiste du Val-de-Grace, baron de Cloots, 1755-1794) who advocated a single world state and, of course, Immanuel Kant, who looked to an international legal order, 'a league of nations' in "Perpetual Peace" (1795).
For Dvorak, the longest such words going forwards have six letters, and there are 33 of them: CLOOTS, CLOUDS, CLOUTS, COOEED, COOEES, CREEDS, CROONS, CROUTS, FLEETS, FLOODS, FLOUTS, FLUIDS, FOEHNS, FRAUDS, FREETS, FREITS, FRITTS, FRUITS, GLEEDS, GLEETS, GLOUTS, GRAINS, GREEDS, GREENS, GREETS, GROINS, GROUTS, PLAIDS, PLAINS, PLAITS, PREENS, PYLONS, and PYRANS.
He had talked to Sylvain Cloutier in Hull about me and then I spoke to Cloots.
NICOLAS NUTAL (1), CEDRIC J GOMMES (2), SILVIA BLACHER (2), PHILIPPE POUTEAU (3), JEAN-PAUL PIRARD (2), FREDERIC BOSCHINI (1), KARL TRAINA (1) AND RUDI CLOOTS (1)
Cloots reclamaba para si el titulo de "ciudadano del mundo" (OC 3: 23) a la vez que sostenia que el genero humano era su interlocutor.
A graphic example is the case of Egidio Cloots, a traveller born into an Amsterdam Catholic family who, in the 1720's, decides to settle in Cadiz as a safe port for his family business.