Cloots

Cloots

[klohts]
noun
Jean Baptiste du Val-de-Grâce [zhahn ba-teest dy val duh-grahs] , Baron de ("Anacharsis Clootz") 1755–94, Prussian leader in the French revolution.
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cloot

[kloot; Scot. klyt]
noun Scot. and North England.
1.
a cloven hoof; one of the divisions of the cloven hoof of the swine, sheep, etc.
2.
(usually initial capital letter) . Often, Cloots. Satan; the devil.

Origin:
1715–25; perhaps akin to Dutch klauwtje, equivalent to klauw claw + -tje diminutive suffix

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