- Eye dialect spelling of clean.
1857, Frank J. Webb, The Garies and Their Friends:
- One o' 'em, night before last, split Mikey Dolan's head clane open, and it's a small chance of his life he's got to comfort himself wid." "
1919, Grace S. Richmond, The Brown Study:
- So it's clane she is, if she ain't got into no mischief the half hour."