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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cloy  \Cloy\  (kloi),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cloyed}  (kloid);  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Cloying}.]  [OE.  cloer  to  nail  up  F.  clouer,  fr 
  OF  clo  nail,  F.  clou,  fr  L.  clavus  nail.  Cf  3d  {Clove}.] 
  1.  To  fill  or  choke  up  to  stop  up  to  clog.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  duke's  purpose  was  to  have  cloyed  the  harbor  by 
  sinking  ships,  laden  with  stones.  --Speed. 
 
  2.  To  glut,  or  satisfy,  as  the  appetite;  to  satiate;  to  fill 
  to  loathing;  to  surfeit. 
 
  [Who  can]  cloy  the  hungry  edge  of  appetite  By  bare 
  imagination  of  a  feast?  --Shak. 
 
  He  sometimes  cloys  his  readers  instead  of 
  satisfying.  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  To  penetrate  or  pierce;  to  wound. 
 
  Which  with  his  cruel  tusk,  him  deadly  cloyed. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  He  never  shod  horse  but  he  cloyed  him  --Bacon. 
 
  4.  To  spike,  as  a  cannon.  [Obs.]  --Johnson. 
 
  5.  To  stroke  with  a  claw.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 




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