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A toilet.‘three people needed hospital treatment in Glasgow after old cludgies collapsed beneath them’
- ‘But until his dying day he refused to refurbish the cludgie in any way, maintaining that that was the duty of our landlord.’
- ‘A brick cludgie would come apart at the seams in his presence.’
- ‘Hines would go in and tell the desk clerk himself just as soon as he felt capable of leaving the cludgie.’
- ‘The crumbling cludgie, bathed in moonlight, lay even closer to the ground than it had in Effie's time.’
- ‘If things were rough it would be a room-and-kitchen or maybe just a single-end wi' a landin' cludgie.’
- ‘The Hispanic chap was cleaning the washrooms (cludgies to youse).’
- ‘Policemen are definitely younger, and manners have gone down the cludgie, right down.’
- ‘The stairhead cludgie door was ajar, which it hadn't been when I'd left.’
- ‘Descartes worked best in an oven, Luther in a cludgie - or so we are told.’
1960s: origin uncertain.
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