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.)
   Claw me and I will claw thee, means, “praise me, and I will praise you,” or, scratch my back, and I will do the same for you.

“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 )

Claymore or Glaymore (2 syl.) is the Celtic glaif (a bent sword), Gaelic claidheamh (a sword), and mór (great). (See Morglay )

“I've told thee how the Southrons fell
Beneath the broad claymore.”
Aytoun: Execution of Montrose, stanza 2
Clean 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 (To).
   Clean away! Scrub on, go on cleaning, etc.
   To clean down. To sweep down, to swill down.
   To clean out. To purify, to make tidy. Also, to win another's money till his pocket is quite empty.
   To clean up. To wash up, to put in order.
    Clean, used adverbially, means entirely, wholly; as, “you have grown clean out of knowledge,” i.e. wholly beyond recognition.

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.
    In the Old Testament, those animals which chew the cud and part the hoof were clean, and might be eaten. Hares and rabbits could not be eaten because (although they chew the cud) they do not part the hoof. Pigs and camels were unclean, because (although they part the hoof) they do not chew the cud. Birds of prey were accounted unclean. Fish with fins and scales were accounted fit food for man. (Lev. xi.)

Cleaned Out Impoverished of everything. De Quincey says that Richard Bentley, after his lawsuit with Dr. Colbatch, “must have been pretty well cleaned out.”

Clear (verb).
   Clear away. Remove.
   Clear off! Away with you! Take away.
   Clear out. Empty out, make tidy. (See below, Clear Out For Guam.)
   Clear up. Become fine after rain or cloudiness; to make manifest; to elucidate what was obscure.
   To clear an examination paper. To floor it, or answer every question set.
   To clear the air. To remove the clouds, mists, and impurities.
   To clear the dishes. To empty them of their

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