Clart \Clart\, v. t. [Cf. Armor. kalar mud, mire, kalara to dirt, Sw. lort mud.] To daub, smear, or spread, as with mud, etc. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]

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  • clart — I Cleveland Dialect List to daub, smear, make dirty II Cleveland Dialect List a spot, either of dirt or other substancs that adheres: a gret clart o snaw o tha neb ; it s all clart (not to be depended on) III North Country (Newcastle) Words to… …   English dialects glossary

  • clart — n British trouble, a mess. This dialect term from the north of England and Scotland probably a variant of clot or clod (of mud, slime, excrement) is heard occa sionally in other parts of Britain, usually in expressions such as too much faff and… …   Contemporary slang

  • clart — noun /klɑːt/ a) Sticky mud, mire or filth. , 1997: I’m but a county Surveyor,– not really at m’ best upon the grand and global type of expedition, content here at home, old Geordie a slog thro’ the clarts Thomas Pynchon, Mason Dixon b) A person… …   Wiktionary

  • clart — v. daub, cover with plaster or mud, smear …   English contemporary dictionary

  • clart — [klα:t] (also clarts) noun Scottish & N. English sticky mud; filth. Derivatives clarty adjective Origin C17 (as a verb in the sense smear, plaster ): of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • clart — /klat/ (say klaht) verb (t) Scottish to smear or spot with something sticky or dirty. {origin obscure} –clarty, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • clart —  to spread or smear ; clarty, smeared, sticky …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • clart — I. ˈklärt, ȧt noun ( s) Etymology: akin to Middle English biclarten to soil 1. dialect Britain : a clot or daub of mud or other sticky substance 2. dialect Britain : mud, mire often used in plural …   Useful english dictionary

  • clart|y — «KLAHR tee», adjective, clart|i|er, clart|i|est. Scottish. 1. besmeared with sticky dirt. 2. of the nature of sticky dirt; dirty; nasty …   Useful english dictionary

  • doan clart on — Hartlepool Slang do not mess about …   English dialects glossary

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