clloque

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clloque f (plural clloques)

  1. bell
    • 1883, James Tupper, ‘L'Assembllaie de Paresse’, Patois Poems of the Channel Islands:
      Un matin coum j'etais au Marchi dans le skweeze, / J'ouï la klliôque, qui sounait coum si ch'tait pour l'Eglise [...]. (One morning when I was at market in the crowd, I heard the bell ringing as though for church.)
    • 2006, Marie de Garis, ‘Enne p'tite sornaette’, P'tites Lures Guernésiaises, Cromwell Press 2006, p. 28:
      Et à Pâques y'avait des grànds neuches à l'éghise, dauve le chant et les clloques qui tinçardais bouan frais à quànd i'sortaient dé la porte dé l'éghise. (And at Easter there was a great wedding at the church, with the choir and the bells ringing out heartily when they came out of the church door.)