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Thread #115045   Message #3800671
Posted By: GUEST,DTM
17-Jul-16 - 06:12 AM
Thread Name: Not Last Night But The Night Before-rhyme
Subject: RE: Not Last Night But The Night Before-rhyme
Re: Guest (2 posts up)

A clout (pronounced 'cloot') in my neck of the woods is a cloth used for washing dishes or wiping surfaces.

It can also mean 'a thump' (pronouced 'clowt'). e.g. "I'll give you a clout if you say that again" or "The door wouldn't shut so I gave it a clout"

I have also heard it used for clothing as quoted above, "Ne'er cast a cloot 'til May be oot".