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cloot

[ kloot; Scots klyt ]
/ klut; Scots klüt /
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noun Scot. and North England.

a cloven hoof; one of the divisions of the cloven hoof of the swine, sheep, etc.
(usually initial capital letter)Often Cloots. Satan; the devil.

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Origin of cloot

1715–25; perhaps akin to Dutch klauwtje, equivalent to klauwclaw + -tje diminutive suffix
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