Clavileno to Clementina
Clavileno The wooden horse on which Don Quixote got astride, in order to disenchant the Infanta Antonomasia and her husband, who were shut up in the tomb of Queen Maguncia, of Canday'a. It was the very horse on which Peter of Provence carried off the fair Magalona; it was constructed by Merlin, and was governed by a wooden pin in the forehead. (The word means Wooden Peg.) (Don Quixote, part ii. book 3, chaps. 4, 5.) (See Cambuscan )
Claw means the foot of an animal armed with claws; a hand. To claw is to lay one's hands upon things.
It also means to tickle with the hand; hence to please or flatter, puff or praise. (Anglo-Saxon, clawu, a
claw, with the verb clawian, to claw.)
Laugh when I am merry, and claw no man in his humour.- Shakespeare: Much Ado, etc., i. 3.Claw- backs Flatterers. Bishop Jewel speaks of the Pope's claw-back. (See above, and Clapperclaws )
I've told thee how the Southrons fellClean Free from blame or fault.
Ye are clean, but not all.- John xiii. 10.BILL. To show a clean bill of health. (See page 135, col. 1, Bill Of Health.)
BREAST. To make a clean breast or Make a clean breast of it. To make a full and unreserved confession.
HANDS. To have clean hands. To be quite clear of some stated evil. Hence clean-handed.
To keep the hands clean. Not to be involved in wrong-doing.
HEART. To have a clean heart. A righteous spirit.
Create in me a clean heart, and renew a right spirit within me.- Psalm li. 10.HEELS. To show a clean pair of heels. To make one's escape, to run away. Here clean means free from obstruction.
The Maroons were runaway slaves who had ... shown their tyrants a clean pair of heels- Sala.LIFE. To live a clean life. Blameless and undefiled.
TONGUE. A clean tongue. Not abusive, not profane, not foul.
Clean and Unclean Animals Pythagoras taught the doctrine of the transmigration of the soul, but that
it never entered into those animals which it is lawful to eat. Hence those animals which were lawful
food for man were those into which the human soul never entered; but those into which the human soul
entered were unclean or not fit for human food. This notion existed long before the time of Pythagoras,
who learnt it in Egypt.
Cleaned Out Impoverished of everything. De Quincey says that Richard Bentley, after his lawsuit with Dr. Colbatch, must have been pretty well cleaned out.
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