adjective clartier or clartiest

Scot and Northern English dialect dirty, esp covered in mud; filthy

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Examples from the Web for clarty

Historical Examples of clarty

  • The first purchase was, as we have seen, the hundred odd acres of Clarty Hole.



  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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