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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of clout.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Patched; mended with clouts; mended or put together clumsily; cobbled: as, clouted shoes.
- Clothed or covered with clouts or patched garments; ragged: as, a clouted beggar.
- Studded, strengthened, or fastened with cloutnails.
- A variant of clotted.
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Also, the students who were denied admission in favor of the clouted are the victims, not the administrators, who were not the same as “victims” of a robbery.
My father stood at his door and held in his upraised hand a pair of villainous boots, old and "clouted," fit for the Gibeonites, very different from the substantial English aids to the understanding which he had placed in all good faith outside his door the previous night.
But then Pandorama 'clouted' three out, surely knocking his confidence at a crucial stage of the contest.
The probe was to determine whether some students were being "clouted" in.
His horsemanship on a mount who had clouted two fences on the first circuit had some of the best judges of jockeyship cooing up in the stands.
I was afterward to learn, and also, as I was to learn, a handy thing to clutch hold of with one hand whilst you clouted with the other when an argument went beyond words.
The brown, breech-clouted Kanaka sailors moved languidly but quickly to head-sheets and boom-tackles.
She came upon a boy, breech-clouted and bare, like a copper god.
Grey Beaver clouted him right and left to make him get up and follow.
Grey Beaver clouted White Fang alongside the head, so that he cowered down close to the earth in respectful obedience.