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(dialect) an irksome or troublesome task
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  • Not that Carcassonne, as redressed by M. Viollet-le-Duc, is deficient in clat; it has too much of it.

    How France Built Her Cathedrals Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
  • There was an clat, too, about being her accepted lover that had its charm.

  • To restore it is to annihilate the work of centuries, to recompose an ordinary pastiche with no clat.

    How France Built Her Cathedrals Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
  • This lady piqued herself upon showing her preferences and aversions with equal enthusiasm and clat.

  • We do wrong to narrow our interests to those only of our contemporaries who figure with great lustre and clat in the world.

  • He seems to have sought grandeur in size and multitude, richness, clat, contrast.

  • To be escorted thither by Mr. Dermott, would give her an clat the devotion of a score of Pembertons could not produce.

    Alone Marion Harland
  • First he broke the bank at Monte Carlo,—broke it with fine spirit and clat and was the envied hero of the hour.

    In Vanity Fair Eleanor Hoyt Brainerd
  • "Elisabetta" and "Mos in Egitto" were also revived for her, and she filled the leading characters in both with clat.

    Great Singers, First Series George T. Ferris
  • Thus we joined our corps with some clat, at the very outset, everybody welcoming us cordially, and with seeming sincerity.

    Satanstoe James Fenimore Cooper

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