American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A lump or chunk, especially of earth or clay.
- n. Earth or soil.
- n. A dull, stupid person; a dolt.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any lump or mass; sometimes, a concreted mass; a clot.
- n. Specifically A lump of earth, or earth and turf; a lump of clay.
- n. In coal-mining, indurated clay: the equivalent of bind.
- n. A stretch of ground or turf; earth; soil.
- n. Anything earthy, base, and vile; poetically, the body of man in comparison with his soul: as, “this corporeal clod,”
- n. A dull, gross, stupid fellow; a dolt.
- n. A bait used in fishing for eels, consisting of a bunch of lobworms or earthworms strung on worsted yarn: also called a bob. See clod-fishing.
- To pelt with clods or stones.
- To form into clods.
- To cover with earth, as seeds; harrow.
- To confine in what is earthy and base, as the soul in the body.
- To throw with violence.
- A dialectal variant of clothe.
- n. A butchers' term for a cut of beef from the fore quarter opposite the cross-rib.
- n. a lump of something, especially of earth or clay
- n. a stupid person; a dolt
- v. transitive To pelt with clods.
- v. transitive, Scotland To throw violently; to hurl.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A lump or mass, especially of earth, turf, or clay.
- n. The ground; the earth; a spot of earth or turf.
- n. That which is earthy and of little relative value, as the body of man in comparison with the soul.
- n. A dull, gross, stupid fellow; a dolt.
- n. A part of the shoulder of a beef creature, or of the neck piece near the shoulder. See
- v. To collect into clods, or into a thick mass; to coagulate; to clot. See clot.
- v. To pelt with clods.
- v. Scot. To throw violently; to hurl.
- n. an awkward stupid person
- n. a compact mass
- Middle English, variant of clot, lump; see clot. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“This CFR-Bilderberger owned clod is just another useful idiot for the New World Order.”
“Make him ask forgiveness of Guy; and then, "while little French birds were singing rondels, and as peasants bent over their hoes in clod-like attitudes, or leaned upon their spades to listen to the Angelus, the monk pronounced the words that made Blanche and Guy husband and wife, — or rather, wife and husband.”
“Why should such gentle hands and feet spend their strength in clod-breaking, when rough ones are at command?”
“It's true that I haven't heard the word to which Mr Denby is referring -- we'll call it "clod" -- spill from the mouth of an actual American person, as opposed to a movie character, whereas in Britain you need only reach for the last tube of Werther's Originals in the shop to be branded a clod by the seething shopper who's next in line.”
“Rick Schmidt’s method of cooking shoulder clod is in Peace, Love, & Barbecue.”
“First, before getting to the vermilion itself by methods of treatment, they dig out what is called the clod, an ore like iron, but rather of a reddish colour and covered with a red dust.”
“Once more the grub backs into its shell: once more it returns, bringing a second clod, which is prepared and used in the same manner.”
“How becoming is the appearance of what we familiarly term the "clod" in the "Princess"!”
“So at last the man, as they went grumbling on the highway, lost his temper, and hit her a 'clod' in the head, 'and I never spoke to him for an _hour_ afterwards; no, that I didn't; not for an hour.”
“A thing of beauty is wasted when it is put on a 'clod'.”
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