Auld Clootie

(Scottish Gaelic— Old Cloven)—cloven-footed devil

Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games. 2013.

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  • cloot —    the devil    Literally, one of the divisions of a cloven hoof, a physical characteristic shared by Satan and cattle. Also as clootie:     I hate ye as I hate auld Cloot. (Barr, 1861)     Auld Hornie, Satan, Nick, or Clootie, (ibid.)    Clootie …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • devil — n 1.(sometimes cap.)Evil One, Wicked One, Spirit of Evil, prince of darkness, prince of sinners, monarch of hell, prince of liars; Lord of the Flies, Lord of Vermin, the Serpent, the dragon, the goat, seirizzin, the dickens, the deuce; Adversary …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • Satan — n 1. Lucifer, Mephistopheles, Beelzebub, Sathan, Sathanas; Moloch, Belial, Clootie, Scot. Horn ie, Japanese Myth. Oni, Jewish Myth. Asmodeus; Abaddon, Apollyon, Diabolus, Azazel, Islamic Myth. Elbis, Iblis. 2. the Devil, the Evil One, the Wicked… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • Address to the Deil — is a poem by Scottish poet Robert Burns. It was written in Mossgiel in 1785 and published in the Kilmarnock volume in 1786. It is generally considered one of Burns best poems.Fact|date=August 2007OverviewThe poem was written as a humorous… …   Wikipedia

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  • old —    or auld is a prefix to numerous nicknames, or names for Nick1, the devil, who was liable to appear if you spoke about him directly: whence our expression talk of the devil, if a person about whom we have been speaking in his absence comes into …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • Goodman’s Ground — (Guidman’s Grunde)    In Scottish lore, a portion of farmland that is left uncultivated and ungrazed. The offering of Goodman’s Ground was intended to avert misfortune, especially diseases among cattle. Other names were the Halyman’s Rig, the… …   Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology

  • Nick —    1. the devil    Named after one of the Nordic evil spirits or monsters     0 thou! Whatever title suit thee,    Auld Hornie, Satan, Nick, or Clootie.    (Burns, 1785)    Today usually as old Nick; seldom as Nickie or Nicker.    2. to steal… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

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