2. (Gram.) A subordinate portion or a subdivision of a sentence containing a subject and its predicate.

(Clause), n. [Obs.] See Letters clause or close, under Letter.

(Claus"tral) a. [F., fr. LL. claustralis, fr. L. claustrum. See Cloister.] Cloistral. Ayliffe

(||Claus"trum) n.; pl. Claustra. [L., a bolt or bar.] (Anat.) A thin lamina of gray matter in each cerebral hemisphere of the brain of man.Claus"tral, a.

(Clau"su*lar) a. [From L. clausula. See Clause, n.] Consisting of, or having, clauses. Smart.

(Clau"sure) n. [L. clausura. See Closure.] The act of shutting up or confining; confinement. [R.] Geddes.

(Cla"vate Cla"va*ted) a. [L. clava club.] (Bot. & Zoöl.) Club-shaped; having the form of a club; growing gradually thicker toward the top. [See Illust. of Antennae.]

(Clave) imp. of Cleave. [Obs.]

(Clav"e*cin) n. [F.] The harpsichord.

(Cla"vel) n. See Clevis.

(Clav"el*late) a. See Clavate.

(Clav"el*la`ted) a. [Cf. LL. cineres clavelatti ashes of burnt lees or dregs of wine, F. clavel an inferior sort of soda, E. clavate.] (Old Chem.) Said of potash, probably in reference to its having been obtained from billets of wood by burning. [Obs.]

(Clav"er) n. [Obs.] See Clover. Holland.

(Clav"er), n. Frivolous or nonsensical talk; prattle; chattering. [Scot. & North of Eng.]

Emmy found herself entirely at a loss in the midst of their clavers.

(Clav"i*chord) n. [F. clavicorde, fr. L. clavis key + chorda string.] (Mus.) A keyed stringed instrument, now superseded by the pianoforte. See Clarichord.

(Clav"i*cle) n. [F. clavicule, fr. L. clavicula a little key, tendril, dim. of clavis key, akin to claudere to shut. See Close, and cf. Clef.] (Anat.) The collar bone, which is joined at one end to the scapula, or shoulder blade, and at the other to the sternum, or breastbone. In man each clavicle is shaped like the letter and is situated just above the first rib on either side of the neck. In birds the two clavicles are united ventrally, forming the merrythought, or wishbone.

(Clav"i*corn) a. [Cf. F. clavicorne.] (Zoöl.) Having club-shaped antennæ. See Antennæn. One of the Clavicornes.

(||Clav`i*cor"nes) n. pl. [NL.; Fr. L. clava club + cornu horn.] (Zoöl.) A group of beetles having club-shaped antennæ.

(Cla*vic"u*lar) a. [Cf. F. claviculaire. See Clavicle.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the clavicle.

(Cla"vi*er) n. [F., fr. L. clavis key.] (Mus.) The keyboard of an organ, pianoforte, or harmonium.

Clavier is the German name for a pianoforte.

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