(Clos"et), v. t. [imp. & p. pr. & vb. n. Closeting.]
1. To shut up in, or as in, a closet; to conceal. [R.]
Bedlam's closeted and handcuffed charge.
2. To make into a closet for a secret interview.
He was to call a new legislature, to closet its members.
He had been closeted with De Quadra.
(Close"-tongued`) a. Closemouthed; silent. "Close-tongued treason." Shak.
(Closh) n. [CF. F. clocher to limp, halt.] A disease in the feet of cattle; laminitis. Crabb.
(Closh), n. [CF. D. klossen to play at bowls.] The game of ninepins. [Obs.] Halliwell.
(Clo"sure) n. [Of. closure, L. clausura, fr. clauedere to shut. See Close, v. t.]
1. The act of shutting; a closing; as, the closure of a chink.
2. That which closes or shuts; that by which separate parts are fastened or closed.
Without a seal, wafer, or any closure whatever.
3. That which incloses or confines; an inclosure.
O thou bloody prison . . .
Within the guilty closure of thy walls
Richard the Second here was hacked to
4. A conclusion; an end. [Obs.] Shak.
5. (Parliamentary Practice) A method of putting an end to debate and securing an immediate vote
upon a measure before a legislative body. It is similar in effect to the previous question. It was first
introduced into the British House of Commons in 1882. The French word clôture was originally applied
to this proceeding.
(Clot) n. [OE. clot, clodde, clod; akin to D. kloot ball, G. kloss clod, dumpling, klotz block, Dan.
klods, Sw. klot bowl, globe, klots block; cf. AS. clate bur. Cf. Clod, n., Clutter to clot.] A concretion
or coagulation; esp. a soft, slimy, coagulated mass, as of blood; a coagulum. "Clots of pory gore." Addison.
Doth bake the egg into clots as if it began to poach.
Clod and clot appear to be radically the same word, and are so used by early writers; but in present use
clod is applied to a mass of earth or the like, and clot to a concretion or coagulation of soft matter.