from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of clout.
- n. A light plain cloth used for covering butter and farmer's baskets, and for dish and pudding cloths. The same term is often given to light cloths of the nursery diaper pattern.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of striking.
- n. See extract.
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While much of this is secured by delivering an item or clouting whatever enemy is bothering them, there is some real invention to most quests.
Top 8th: Mike Adams gets a turn on the pitching mound: Jackson grounds out, Raburn flies out to Hamilton but Cabrera shows a moment of defiance, clouting the ball into the bullpen.
Serge Blanco was tumble-dryered out of a ruck and retaliated by clouting the England wing, Nigel Heslop.
Empathy may be elicited in some quarters by May's admission that, during the filming of the Top Gear expedition to the north pole, he considered clouting Jeremy Clarkson with a shovel.
"You'll 'ave plenty o' hoppertunity all in good time for yer passage 'ome," the policeman growled, clouting him alongside the head and sending him flying into safety.
The clean-up slot is easy (that belongs to the home run-clouting Alex Rodriguez) and so is No. 3 (that's the property of the run-producing Mark Teixeira).
She half-expected him to break his promise not to harm her by clouting her into insensibility with one of his big fists.
If he joins in the scrap-the last thing I'd have done, but she wasn't to know that harm may come to him, so being a lass of spirit she ensures his neutrality by clouting him behind the ear with a rock.
Add a federal investigation into adults clouting kids into Chicago's selective enrollment magnet schools to the city and state's pile of corruption -- a kind of local version of the University of Illi ...
Add a federal investigation into adults clouting kids into Chicago's selective enrollment magnet schools to the city and state's pile of corruption -- a kind of local version of the University of Illinois admissions scandal.
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