Cloddish to Close
(Clod"dish) a. Resembling clods; gross; low; stupid; boorish. Hawthorne.
(Clod"dy) a. Consisting of clods; full of clods.
(Clod"hop`per) n. A rude, rustic fellow.
(Clod"hop`ping), a. Boorish; rude. C. Bronté.
(Clod"pate`) n. A blockhead; a dolt.
(Clod"pat`ed) a. Stupid; dull; doltish.
(Clod"poll`) n. [Clod + poll head.] A stupid fellow; a dolt. [Written also clodpole.] Shak.
(Cloff) n. [Etymol. uncertain.] Formerly an allowance of two pounds in every three hundred weight
after the tare and tret are subtracted; now used only in a general sense, of small deductions from the
original weight. [Written also clough.] McCulloch.
(Clog) n. [OE. clogge clog, Scot. clag, n., a clot, v., to to obstruct, cover with mud or anything
adhesive; prob. of the same origin as E. clay.]
1. That which hinders or impedes motion; hence, an encumbrance, restraint, or impediment, of any kind.
All the ancient, honest, juridical principles and institutions of England are so many clogs to check and
retard the headlong course of violence and opression.
2. A weight, as a log or block of wood, attached to a man or an animal to hinder motion.
As a dog . . . but chance breaks loose,
And quits his clog.
A clog of lead was round my feet.
3. A shoe, or sandal, intended to protect the feet from wet, or to increase the apparent stature, and
having, therefore, a very thick sole. Cf. Chopine.
In France the peasantry goes barefoot; and the middle sort . . . makes use of wooden clogs. Clog almanac, a primitive kind of almanac or calendar, formerly used in England, made by cutting
notches and figures on the four edges of a clog, or square piece of wood, brass, or bone; called also
a Runic staff, from the Runic characters used in the numerical notation. Clog dance, a dance
performed by a person wearing clogs, or thick-soled shoes. Clog dancer.
(Clog), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Clogged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Clogging.]
1. To encumber or load, especially with something that impedes motion; to hamper.
The winds of birds were clogged with ace and snow.
2. To obstruct so as to hinder motion in or through; to choke up; as, to clog a tube or a channel.
3. To burden; to trammel; to embarrass; to perplex.
The commodities are clogged with impositions.
You 'll rue the time
That clogs me with this answer.