Words and Phrases
clachans

“clachans”

Meaning:

a group of houses or cottages

Alternative spelling/meaning:

claughins

In Literature:

Excerpt from Donegore Hill by James Orr

But wives an’ weans stript, cattle hought,
an’ cots, an’ claughin’s burnin’

Excerpt from The Lammas Fair by Robert Huddleston

Whan by yon clachan dally,
and I’ll owertak’ ye by the pass


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