does not rank very high”- Carlyle: Frederick the Great vol i. p 111
Club-bearer (The). Periphe'tës, the robber of Argolis, is so called because he murdered his victims with an iron club.

Club-land That part of the West End of London where the principal clubs are situated, the members of such clubs.

Club-law The law of might or compulsion through fear of chastisement. Do it or get a hiding.

Clue I have not yet got the clue: to give a clue, i.e. a hint. A clue is a ball of thread (Ang-Saxon, cleowen) The only mode of finding the way out of the Cretan labyrinth was by a skein of thread, which, being laid along the proper route, indicated the right path.

Clumsy (Norwegian, klump, a lump, Swedish, klummsen, benumbed; Icelandic, klumsa). Piers Plowman has “thou klompsist for cold,” and Wiclif has “Our hondis ben aclumpsid”. Halliwell gives us clumpish = awkward, and clump = lazy.

Cluricaune (3 syl.) An elf of evil disposition who usually appears as a wrinkled old man, and has knowledge of hid treasures. (Irish mythology.)

Clydesdale Horses Scotch draught-horses, not equal to Shire-horses in size, but of great endurance. (See Shire Horses )

Clym of the Clough with Adam Bell and William of Cloudesly, were noted outlaws, whose skill in archery rendered them as famous in the north of England as Robin Hood and Little John in the midland counties. Their place of resort was in Englewood Forest, near Carlisle. N.B.- Englewood means firewood. Clym of the Clough means Clement of the Cliff.

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