Clootie \Cloot"ie\, n. (Scot. & Dial. Eng.) 1. A little hoof. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. The Devil. ``Satan, Nick, or Clootie.'' --Burns. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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