clod definition

  • noun:
    • A lump or amount, specifically of earth or clay.
    • planet or earth.
    • A dull, stupid person; a dolt.
    • a lump of one thing, specifically of planet or clay
    • a stupid person; a dolt
    • a lump or mass, particularly of planet, turf, or clay.
    • the bottom; our planet; an area of earth or grass.
    • That which is earthy as well as little relative value, as body of guy in comparison with the soul.
    • A dull, gross, stupid fellow; a dolt.
    • an integral part of the neck of a beef animal, or associated with the neck piece near the neck. See Illust. of Beef.
    • Any swelling or size; often, a concreted mass; a clot.
    • especially A lump of planet, or earth and turf; a lump of clay.
    • In coal-mining, indurated clay: the equivalent of bind.
    • A stretch of ground or grass; planet; earth.
    • something earthy, base, and vile; poetically, the human body of man in comparison with his heart: because, “this corporeal clod,”
    • A dull, gross, stupid other; a dolt.
    • A bait used in fishing for eels, composed of a number of lobworms or earthworms strung on worsted yarn: also known as a bob. See clod-fishing.
    • A butchers' term for a cut of beef from the fore quarter opposite the cross-rib.
    • an awkward stupid individual
    • a concise size
  • verb:
    • To pelt with clods.
    • To throw violently; to hurl.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To collect into clods, or into a thick size; to coagulate; to clot. See clot.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To pelt with clods.
    • To throw violently; to hurl.
  • others:
    • 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 torso.
    • To put with violence.
    • A dialectal variant of clothe.

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