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(sense 1) National; (sense 2) Derbyshire, Peak District
- Mud. Especially that of a sticky and stubborn consistency and that which clots the fleeces of sheep.
- Mist or low cloud on the moors or other higher ground. Often used by fell runners [J.O.]
According to OED: “…perhaps of Norse origin, compare Danish klag , klagge , sticky mud”