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Thread #69121   Message #3866577
Posted By: Tootler
17-Jul-17 - 09:31 AM
Thread Name: Martin Said to His Man
Subject: RE: Martin Said to His Man
My Aberdonian grandmother sometimes used to refer to clothes as "clouties" (pronounce "ou" as "oo") and where my wife comes from there's a saying "Ne'er cast a clout till May be out"

In both cases "clout" basically means cloth so the reference to Field of the Cloth of Gold seems quite feasible.