clod of earth

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  • clod of earth — n. lump of earth …   English contemporary dictionary

  • clod — [[t]klɒ̱d[/t]] clods N COUNT: oft N of n A clod of earth is a large lump of earth …   English dictionary

  • Clod — (kl[o^]d), n. [OE. clodde, latter form of clot. See {Clot}.] 1. A lump or mass, especially of earth, turf, or clay. Clods of a slimy substance. Carew. Clods of iron and brass. Milton. Clods of blood. E. Fairfax. [1913 Webster] The earth that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clod — (n.) lump of earth or clay, O.E. clod (in clod hamer field goer ), from P.Gmc. *kludda , from PIE *gleu (see CLAY (Cf. clay)). Synonymous with clot until 18c. Meaning person ( mere lump of earth ) is from 1590s; that of blockhead is from c.1600.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • clod´like´ — clod «klod», noun. 1. a small lump of earth or clay; lump: »The horse s hoofs threw up clods of dirt on the muddy road. 2. earth; soil. 3. Figurative. anything earthy or base, as the body of a man in comparison with his soul. 4. Figurative …   Useful english dictionary

  • clod — [kläd] n. [ME & OE < IE * g(e)leu < base * gel , to make round > CLIMB] 1. a lump, esp. a lump of earth, clay, loam, etc. 2. earth; soil 3. a dull, stupid person; dolt 4. the part of a neck of beef nearest the shoulder cloddish adj.… …   English World dictionary

  • clod — [klɔd US kla:d] n [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: CLOT2] 1.) a lump of mud or earth 2.) informal a stupid person …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • clod — ► NOUN 1) a lump of earth. 2) informal a stupid person. ORIGIN variant of CLOT(Cf. ↑clot) …   English terms dictionary

  • earth — [n2] ground, soil alluvium, clay, clod, coast, compost, deposit, dirt, dry land, dust, fill, glebe, gravel, humus, land, loam, marl, mold, muck, mud, peat moss, sand, shore, sod, subsoil, surface, terra firma, terrain, terrane, topsoil, turf;… …   New thesaurus

  • clod —    ‘You ignorant clod’ is used by Jim Dixon in Lucky Jim, by Kingsley Amis. The term of address may be derived from ‘clod hopper’, a country lout, one who walks across clods of earth. The ‘ hopper’ is no doubt a humorous allusion to grass hoppers …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • clod — [[t]klɒd[/t]] n. 1) a lump or mass, esp. of earth or clay 2) a stupid person; dolt 3) earth; soil • Etymology: 1400–50; late MEclodde, OE clod (in clodhamer fieldfare) clod′dish, adj. clod′dish•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

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