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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clew  \Clew\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  &  vb  n.  {Clewing}.]  [Cf.  D. 
  kluwenen  See  {Clew},  n.] 
  1.  To  direct;  to  guide,  as  by  a  thread.  [Obs.] 
 
  Direct  and  clew  me  out  the  way  to  happiness.  --Beau. 
  &&  Fl 
 
  2.  (Naut.)  To  move  of  draw  (a  sail  or  yard)  by  means  of  the 
  clew  garnets,  clew  lines,  etc.;  esp.  to  draw  up  the  clews 
  of  a  square  sail  to  the  yard. 
 
  {To  clew  down}  (Naut.),  to  force  (a  yard)  down  by  hauling  on 
  the  clew  lines. 
 
  {To  clew  up}  (Naut.),  to  draw  (a  sail)  up  to  the  yard,  as  for 
  furling. 




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