(Clum"ber) n. [Named from the estate of the Duke of Newcastle.] (Zoöl.) A kind of field spaniel,
with short legs and stout body, which, unlike other spaniels, hunts silently.
(Clump) n. [Cf. D. klomp lump, G. klump, klumpen, Dan. klump, Sw. klump; perh. akin to L.
globus, E. globe. Cf. Club.]
1. An unshaped piece or mass of wood or other substance.
2. A cluster; a group; a thicket.
A clump of shrubby trees.
3. The compressed clay of coal strata. Brande & C.
(Clump), v. t. To arrange in a clump or clumps; to cluster; to group. Blackmore.
(Clump), v. i. To tread clumsily; to clamp. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
(Clump"er) v. t. [Cf. G. klümpern to clod. See Clump, n.] To form into clumps or masses.
Vapors . . . clumpered in balls of clouds.
Dr. H. More.
(Clumps) n. A game in which questions are asked for the purpose of enabling the questioners
to discover a word or thing previously selected by two persons who answer the questions; so called
because the players take sides in two "clumps" or groups, the "clump" which guesses the word winning
(Clump"y) a. [From Clump, n.] Composed of clumps; massive; shapeless. Leigh Hunt.
(Clum"si*ly) adv. In a clumsy manner; awkwardly; as, to walk clumsily.
(Clum"si*ness), n. The quality of being clumsy.
The drudging part of life is chiefly owing to clumsiness and ignorance.
(Clum"sy) a. [Compar. Clumsier ; superl. Clumsiest.] [OE. clumsed benumbed, fr. clumsen
to be benumbed; cf. Icel. klumsa lockjaw, dial. Sw. klummsen benumbed with cold. Cf. 1st Clam,
and 1st Clamp.]
1. Stiff or benumbed, as with cold. [Obs.]
2. Without skill or grace; wanting dexterity, nimbleness, or readiness; stiff; awkward, as if benumbed; unwieldy; unhandy; hence; ill-
made, misshapen, or inappropriate; as, a clumsy person; a clumsy workman; clumsy fingers; a clumsy
gesture; a clumsy excuse.
But thou in clumsy verse, unlicked, unpointed,
Hast shamefully defied the Lord's anointed.
Syn. See Awkward.
(Clunch) n. [Perh. fr. clinch to make fast]
1. (Mining) Indurated clay. See Bind, n., 3.
2. One of the hard beds of the lower chalk. Dana.
(Clung) imp. & p. p. of Cling.