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clout


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clout  \Clout\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Clouted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Clouting}.]  [OE.  clutien.  clouten,  to  patch.  See  {Clout}, 
  n.] 
  1.  To  cover  with  cloth,  leather,  or  other  material;  to 
  bandage;  patch,  or  mend,  with  a  clout. 
 
  And  old  shoes  and  clouted  upon  their  feet.  --Josh. 
  ix  5. 
 
  Paul,  yea,  and  Peter,  too  had  more  skill  in  .  .  . 
  clouting  an  old  tent  than  to  teach  lawyers. 
  --Latimer. 
 
  2.  To  join  or  patch  clumsily. 
 
  If  fond  Bavius  vent  his  clouted  song.  --P.  Fletcher 
 
  3.  To  quard  with  an  iron  plate,  as  an  axletree. 
 
  4.  To  give  a  blow  to  to  strike.  [Low] 
 
  The  .  .  .  queen  of  Spain  took  off  one  of  her 
  chopines  and  clouted  Olivarez  about  the  noddle  with 
  it  --Howell. 
 
  5.  To  stud  with  nails,  as  a  timber,  or  a  boot  sole. 
 
  {Clouted  cream},  clotted  cream,  i.  e.,  cream  obtained  by 
  warming  new  milk.  --A.  Philips. 
 
  Note:  ``Clouted  brogues''  in  Shakespeare  and  ``clouted 
  shoon''  in  Milton  have  been  understood  by  some  to  mean 
  shoes  armed  with  nails;  by  others  patched  shoes. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clout  \Clout\,  n.  [AS.  cl[=u]t  a  little  cloth,  piece  of  metal; 
  cf  Sw  klut,  Icel.  kl[=u]tr  a  kerchief,  or  W.  clwt  a  clout, 
  Gael.  clud.] 
  1.  A  cloth;  a  piece  of  cloth  or  leather;  a  patch;  a  rag. 
 
  His  garments,  nought  but  many  ragged  clouts,  With 
  thorns  together  pinned  and  patched  was  --Spenser. 
 
  A  clout  upon  that  head  where  late  the  diadem  stood. 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  A  swadding  cloth. 
 
  3.  A  piece;  a  fragment.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  4.  The  center  of  the  butt  at  which  archers  shoot;  --  probably 
  once  a  piece  of  white  cloth  or  a  nail  head. 
 
  A'must  shoot  nearer  or  he'll  ne'er  hit  the  clout. 
  --Shak. 
 
  5.  An  iron  plate  on  an  axletree  or  other  wood  to  keep  it  from 
  wearing;  a  washer. 
 
  6.  A  blow  with  the  hand.  [Low] 
 
  {Clout  nail},  a  kind  of  wrought-iron  nail  heaving  a  large 
  flat  head;  --  used  for  fastening  clouts  to  axletrees, 
  plowshares,  etc.,  also  for  studding  timber,  and  for 
  various  purposes. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  clout 
  n  1:  a  target  used  in  archery 
  2:  short  flat-headed  nail  used  to  attach  sheet  metal  to  wood 
  [syn:  {clout  nail}] 
  v  :  strike  hard,  esp.  with  the  fist;  "He  clouted  his  attacker" 




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