clishmaclaver

clishmaclaver

(ˌklɪʃməˈkleɪvə)
n
Scot idle talk; gossip
[C16: from clish-clash, reduplication of clash + claver]
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During the spring seasons of 1994 and 1995, Tamra Stephenson guided the Apprentice Company through the creation of two more student-written productions, Clishmaclaver and The Dictionary of Goodbye, aided by adult company member Elena Martinez-Vidal and staff member Jayce Tromsness.
I have heard Thatcher's voice on the evening news suddenly cut through the clishmaclaver of an Edinburgh pub, abruptly stilling the conversation, and causing a dark flush to spread collectively up the necks of its grim listeners.