Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A glue or paste made from starch.
  • n. Low cloud, fog or smog.
  • n. Unburned carbon (smoke) from a diesel locomotive or multiple unit.
  • n. Bits of rubber from tires collecting along the circuit.
  • v. To encumber
  • v. To stick, like boots in mud

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To clog; encumber with something adhesive, as clay.
  • To stick or adhere.
  • n. A clot; a mass of sticky or adhesive matter: as, a clag of mud on one's shoe.
  • n. A clog, encumbrance, or burden, as on property.
  • n. A portable bell used by the early Scotch Christians, apparently in the service of the mass, and also carried before the host when taken out of the church, and before a dead body when carried to the grave.

Etymologies

Scandinavian: klag: mud (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I hated tanking in the clag and I dreaded the vertigo.

    A Nightmare’s Prayer

  • Beyond the tarred roads, many of the red-soil tracks have been officially closed because in the rain they turn to clag.

    Travel: Dickens down under

  • We grew immense beards, we were buried in storms of sleet, our bloodshot eyes sank deep into our heads, our uniforms disappeared beneath an encrustation of icy clag, our hands were torn as though by cats, and our fingers curled up into leaden clubs.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • It teuk th 'braiksmin half e shift te clag thim up wi plaistors.

    The Row Between the Cages

  • Far off are the cling-clag-cling of chimes and the swell-and-fall murmur of a multitude en fête, so that subtly you feel the gray old town, with its walls, the crowded marketplace, the decent peasant crowd, the booths, the mellow church building with its bells, the warm, dust-moted sun.

    On Lying Awake at Night

  • The SF Bible has a Full metal Jacket, to be kept in top left pocket, next to your spare mags, compass, i pod, clasp knife, maps. notebook and pencil, china graph, chewing gum, and all the other clag you keep in there.

    Army Rumour Service

  • You dirty cow, I will pop round with my angle grinder and rip out your clag.

    Army Rumour Service

  • That will teach me to read a thread fully, had I have known you were joining the PW's, I would have said, ask for a transfer, you will be spending the rest of your career listening to cats being strangled and eating pig clag for brekky otherwise.

    Army Rumour Service

  • The Cloud and SaaS service delivery models are, however, where the economic clag is most likely to dispense munificence as they can provide low-cost alternative upgrade and enhancement options for users without adding new kit onsite.

    Independent Information Technology and business analysis from IT-Director.com

  • Thoo'll see me clag on te th 'skeets, for aw's full e springs en catches. "

    The Row Between the Cages

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