Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An occasional spelling, formerly the common spelling, of clipped, preterit and past participle of clip.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of clip.
“I have clipt the bunnies mostly on schedule and have many pounds to work with.”
“Kitteh nawt want braynz tu fawl owt of eer, sew clipt eer clowsd, aifink.”
“I try not to denude them when the temps are below freezing, but today has been near 60! so clipt Kelly Bob and Tutu.”
“Then clipt and clung about his breast enveiled in darkling room.”
“My lover lay the Night with me and clipt me with his right,”
“Then I saw there was no great wound anywhere upon me; but only an utter bruising; and I found upon my right leg that there was a sharp and hairy claw clipt about it; but the armour had saved me from harm of the horrid thing; so that I did but kick it free with my left foot, and thence into the fire-hole.”
“In half an hour they were down and up across the valley again, under the few low ashes clipt flat by the sea-breeze which stood round the lonely gate of Chapel.”
“London just now by teaching this very art of fence; and is as likely to have his mortal thread clipt in a tavern brawl, as thy”
“One brown knoll alone breaks the waste, and on it a few leafless wind-clipt oaks stretch their moss-grown arms, like giant hairy spiders, above a desolate pool which crisps and shivers in the biting breeze, while from beside its brink rises a mournful cry, and sweeps down, faint and fitful, amid the howling of the wind.”
“I've clipt a few ahead of time I usually clip them every three months as their wool grows at least an inch a month.”
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