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> Nere Cast A Cloot, does anyone remeber
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post 28th Feb 2015, 01:57pm
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a cloot is any piece of cloth

it means never hang your washing out till the end of may
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post 28th Feb 2015, 03:09pm
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From the Oxford dictionary

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Definition of ne'er cast a clout till May be out in English:
proverb Do not discard your winter clothes until summer has fully arrived.
[With reference either to the month of May or to the blossom of the may or hawthorn, which blooms in May]


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post 28th Feb 2015, 05:19pm
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QUOTE (ktv @ 28th Feb 2015, 03:14pm) *
a cloot is any piece of cloth

it means never hang your washing out till the end of may



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post 28th Feb 2015, 05:23pm
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QUOTE (ashfield @ 28th Feb 2015, 04:26pm) *
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post 1st Mar 2015, 03:17pm
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haha

so when people sing "bring doon the cloot bring doon the cloot" a big wooly jumper comes down?

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post 1st Mar 2015, 03:35pm
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clootie dumpling was wrapped up in a cloth/cloot to boil from what i remember


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post 1st Mar 2015, 04:24pm
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QUOTE (ktv @ 1st Mar 2015, 03:34pm) *
haha

so when people sing "bring doon the cloot bring doon the cloot" a big wooly jumper comes down?

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Again from the Oxford, the origin of the word "clothes"

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before 900; Middle English; Old English clāthas, plural of clāth cloth
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post 1st Mar 2015, 04:28pm
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QUOTE (ktv @ 1st Mar 2015, 03:34pm) *
haha

so when people sing "bring doon the cloot bring doon the cloot" a big wooly jumper comes down?

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post 2nd Mar 2015, 11:15am
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QUOTE (ashfield @ 1st Mar 2015, 04:41pm) *
Again from the Oxford, the origin of the word "clothes"

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so thatl be a yes then?

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post 9th Mar 2015, 03:09pm
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QUOTE (john.mcn @ 1st Mar 2015, 03:52pm) *
clootie dumpling was wrapped up in a cloth/cloot to boil from what i remember

Yon dumpling wis in achtual fackt a Xmas pudding which was wrapt in an auld vest ( it hud tae be an auld yin tae gie it othintisity) It wis then bilied in a washing copper, nae machines in yon daes, an wis stuffed wi silver thruppnies an sixpinces, that ye could brek yer teeh oan and served tae weans at xmas wi watery custard. Ye couldnae yaes the vest again as it smelt o' rasins an sinnamon. Us Guvin weans loved it.
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