from The Century Dictionary.
- Preterit and past participle of cling.
- To cling.
- To shrink; waste.
- Shrunken; emaciated; wasted to leanness; shrunk.
strongas related to string.] Strong.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- imp. & p. p. of
- adjective obsolete Wasted away; shrunken.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb Simple past of
- verb Past participle of
- adjective obsolete
wasted away; shrunken
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No stain clung to an aviator more than a blue-on-blue kill.
Nevertheless, his companions called him King Ole, and the name clung to him throughout all his wanderings.
And, as so often happened in those days, the nickname clung to him, so that while his family name is almost forgotten he is still known as
The name clung for many years to a country embraced within the present limits of New England, and sometimes included Nova Scotia.
But one day Flibbertigibbet -- so Sister Angelica called the little girl from her first coming to the Asylum, and the name clung to her -- was sent to the infirmary in the upper story because of a slight illness; while there she made the discovery of the "Marchioness."
Once, somebody who saw him trying to mend a hole in the baby's petticoat called him "Sissy," and the name clung; for a time the school yard rang with shouts of "Sissy Carter."
Ireland, it came to be said that the Mollie Maguires had done it, and so the name clung to them.
The road he followed was called a high road, but the name clung to it from old use rather than because of present service.
"Everything, Dale," the name clung uncertainly upon the speaker's lips;
The days that followed dispelled the illusion, but the name clung to him.