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/ˈklɑːtɪ; Scottish ˈklærtɪ/
adjective clartier, clartiest
(Scot & Northern English, dialect) dirty, esp covered in mud; filthy
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  • In spite of all its manifest drawbacks, "clarty Hole," appealed to Scott.

  • It stands on low level ground, for it is redeemed out of a duckpond, out of clarty hole.

    The Spell of Scotland Keith Clark
  • At the opposite side of the ford we reached a little inn, as dirty and clarty as all the inns are.

    James Geikie Marion I. Newbigin
  • Abbotsford was Cartley Hole first—not clarty—which is a mere vulgar play on the original.

    In the Border Country W. S. (William Shillinglaw) Crockett
  • The first purchase was, as we have seen, the hundred odd acres of clarty Hole.

    Abbotsford Anonymous

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