dialect an irksome or troublesome task
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How to use clat in a sentence
To be escorted thither by Mr. Dermott, would give her an clat the devotion of a score of Pembertons could not produce.Alone | Marion Harland
In the resulting agitations Jefferson closed his public career without clat.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte | William Milligan Sloane
All contemporary accounts agree that it was a very splendid affair and went off with great clat.The Old Furniture Book | N. Hudson Moore
You ought to express unbounded delight, and then depart in your carriage with the greatest clat possible.
He heard that nothing gives a young man greater clat at starting into society than a duel.Bentley's Miscellany, Volume II | Various