Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A narrow valley; a cleft in a hillside; a ravine, glen, or gorge.
- n. A cliff; a rocky precipice.
- n. The cleft or fork of a tree.
- n. A wood.
- n. A sluice; especially, a sluice for letting off water gently, as in the agricultural operation of improving soils by flooding them with muddy water. Also clow.
- n. A large vessel of coarse earthenware.
- n. See cloff.
- n. US A ravine.
- n. Formerly an allowance of two pounds in every three hundredweight after the tare and tret are subtracted; now used only in a general sense, of small deductions from the original weight.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A cleft in a hill; a ravine; a narrow valley.
- n. A sluice used in returning water to a channel after depositing its sediment on the flooded land.
- n. (Com.) An allowance in weighing. See cloff.
- From Old English cloh. (Wiktionary)
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“Passing through Nockcliffe plantation, a half-mile of woodland that straggled along the steep sides of a clough, a drop of rain fell between the branches and coursed down her cheek -- a cheek fevered from want of tears, and flaming with a sense of shame.”
“Southern dene or Lancashire clough or Devon cleave,”
“A solitary figure had climbed up out of the ravine and stood against the sun on the clough-top.”
“He strained his eyes to catch another glimpse of the mounted figures when they came up out of hollows to the clough-tops, but the lacy veils of evening were drawing closer, and he looked in vain.”
“So he kissed the youngling, and rode away south across the stream and over the other side of the clough.”
“Steelhead spake no more of his folk and the old days, but about the fowl and fish and other wild things that haunted that clough, and of shooting in the bow and so forth.”
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