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Wt/sco/sootie (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

  1. dark; soot-coloured; sooty
    • 1785:"O Thou! whatever title suit thee-
      Auld Hornie, Satan, Nick, or Clootie,
      Wha in yon cavern grim an' sootie,
      Clos'd under hatches,
      Spairges about the brunstane cootie,
      To scaud poor wretches!" — Address to the Deil Robert Burns
    • "Thou ca's me Hornie, Nick an' Clootie,
      An' tells my cave is grim an' sootie;
      But stop, thou'lt, may-be, be my booty;
      I'll try my skill;
      I'll gang as far as Fate will let me,
      An' wi' guid will." — The Devil's Answer to the Poet's Address John Lapraik