"Clouted brogues" in Shakespeare and "clouted shoon" in Milton have been understood by some to mean
shoes armed with nails; by others, patched shoes.
(Clout"er*ly) a. [From Clout, n.] Clumsy; awkward. [Obs.]
Rough-hewn, cloutery verses.
Clove hitch (Naut.) See under Hitch. Clove hook (Naut.), an iron two-part hook, with jaws overlapping,
used in bending chain sheets to the clews of sails; called also clip hook. Knight.
(Clove) imp. of Cleave. Cleft. Spenser.
(Clove), n. [D. kloof. See Cleave, v. t.] A cleft; a gap; a ravine; rarely used except as part of
a proper name; as, Kaaterskill Clove; Stone Clove.
Clove camphor. (Chem.) See Eugenin. Clove gillyflower, Clove pink (Bot.), any fragrant self-
(Clove), n. [OE. clow, fr. F. clou nail, clou de girofle a clove, lit. nail of clove, fr. L. clavus
nail, perh. akin to clavis key, E. clavicle. The clove was so called from its resemblance to a nail. So
in D. kruidnagel clove, lit. herb-nail or spice-nail. Cf. Cloy.] A very pungent aromatic spice, the
unexpanded flower bud of the clove tree a native of the Molucca Isles.
(Clove), n. [AS. clufe an ear of corn, a clove of garlic; cf. cleófan to split, E. cleave.]
1. (Bot.) One of the small bulbs developed in the axils of the scales of a large bulb, as in the case of
Developing, in the axils of its skales, new bulbs, of what gardeners call cloves.
2. A weight. A clove of cheese is about eight pounds, of wool, about seven pounds. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
To show the cloven foot or hoof, to reveal a devilish character, or betray an evil purpose, notwithstanding
disguises, Satan being represented dramatically and symbolically as having cloven hoofs.
(Clo"ven) p. p. & a. from Cleave, v. t.
(Clo"ven-foot`ed Clo"ven-hoofed`) , a. Having the foot or hoof divided into two parts, as
Clover weevil (Zoöl.) a small weevil that destroys the seeds of clover. Clover worm (Zoöl.), the
larva of a small moth (Asopia costalis), often very destructive to clover hay. In clover, in very pleasant
circumstances; fortunate. [Colloq.] Sweet clover. See Meliot.
(Clo"ver) n. [OE. claver, clover, AS. cl&aemacrfre; akin to LG. & Dan. klever, D. klaver, G.
klee, Sw. klöfver.] (Bot.) A plant of different species of the genus Trifolium; as the common red clover,
T. pratense, the white, T. repens, and the hare's foot, T. arvense.
(Clo"vered) a. Covered with growing clover.
Flocks thick nibbling through the clovered vale.
(Clowe"-gi*lof`re) n. [See 3d Clove, and Gillyflower.] Spice clove. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Clown) n. [Cf. Icel. klunni a clumsy, boorish fellow, North Fries. klönne clown, dial. Sw. klunn
log, Dan. klunt log, block, and E. clump, n.]
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