Close-banded to Cloud
(Close"-band`ed) a. Closely united.
(Close"-barred`) a. Firmly barred or closed.
(Close"-bod`ied) a. Fitting the body exactly; setting close, as a garment. Ayliffe.
(Close"-fights`) n. pl. (Naut.) Barriers with loopholes, formerly erected on the deck of a
vessel to shelter the men in a close engagement with an enemy's boarders; called also close quarters.
(Close"fist`ed) a. Covetous; niggardly. Bp. Berkeley. "Closefisted contractors." Hawthorne.
(Close"hand`ed) a. Covetous; penurious; stingy; closefisted. Close"hand`ed*ness, n.
(Close"hauled`) a. (Naut.) Under way and moving as nearly as possible toward the direction
from which the wind blows; said of a sailing vessel.
1. In a close manner.
2. Secretly; privately. [Obs.]
That nought she did but wayle, and often steepe
Her dainty couch with tears which
closely she did weepe.
(Close"mouthed`) a. Cautious in speaking; secret; wary; uncommunicative.
(Clos"en) v. t. To make close. [R.]
(Close"ness), n. The state of being close.
Half stifled by the closeness of the room.
We rise not against the piercing judgment of Augustus, nor the extreme caution or closeness of Tiberius.
An affectation of closeness and covetousness.
Syn. Narrowness; oppressiveness; strictness; secrecy; compactness; conciseness; nearness; intimacy; tightness; stinginess; literalness.
1. One who, or that which, closes; specifically, a boot closer. See under Boot.
2. A finisher; that which finishes or terminates.
3. (Masonry) The last stone in a horizontal course, if of a less size than the others, or a piece of brick
finishing a course. Gwilt.
(Close"reefed`) a. (Naut.) Having all the reefs taken in; said of a sail.
(Close"-stool`) n. A utensil to hold a chamber vessel, for the use of the sick and infirm. It is
usually in the form of a box, with a seat and tight cover.
(Clos"et) n. [OF. closet little inclosure, dim. of clos. See Close an inclosure.]