Runic staff
Clog Clog (kl[o^]g), n. [OE. clogge clog, Scot. clag, n., a clot, v., to to obstruct, cover with mud or anything adhesive; prob. of the same origin as E. clay.] 1. That which hinders or impedes motion; hence, an encumbrance, restraint, or impediment, of any kind. [1913 Webster]

All the ancient, honest, juridical principles and institutions of England are so many clogs to check and retard the headlong course of violence and opression. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

2. A weight, as a log or block of wood, attached to a man or an animal to hinder motion. [1913 Webster]

As a dog . . . but chance breaks loose, And quits his clog. --Hudibras. [1913 Webster]

A clog of lead was round my feet. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

3. A shoe, or sandal, intended to protect the feet from wet, or to increase the apparent stature, and having, therefore, a very thick sole. Cf. {Chopine}. [1913 Webster]

In France the peasantry goes barefoot; and the middle sort . . . makes use of wooden clogs. --Harvey. [1913 Webster]

{Clog almanac}, a primitive kind of almanac or calendar, formerly used in England, made by cutting notches and figures on the four edges of a clog, or square piece of wood, brass, or bone; -- called also a {Runic staff}, from the Runic characters used in the numerical notation.

{Clog dance}, a dance performed by a person wearing clogs, or thick-soled shoes.

{Clog dancer}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Runic staff — Runic Ru nic, a. Of or pertaining to a rune, to runes, or to the Norsemen; as, runic verses; runic letters; runic names; runic rhyme. [1913 Webster] {Runic staff}. See {Clog almanac}, under {Clog}. {Runic wand}, a willow wand bearing runes,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • runic staff — noun : clog almanac …   Useful english dictionary

  • Runic — Ru nic, a. Of or pertaining to a rune, to runes, or to the Norsemen; as, runic verses; runic letters; runic names; runic rhyme. [1913 Webster] {Runic staff}. See {Clog almanac}, under {Clog}. {Runic wand}, a willow wand bearing runes, formerly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Runic wand — Runic Ru nic, a. Of or pertaining to a rune, to runes, or to the Norsemen; as, runic verses; runic letters; runic names; runic rhyme. [1913 Webster] {Runic staff}. See {Clog almanac}, under {Clog}. {Runic wand}, a willow wand bearing runes,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Runic script — Rune redirects here. For other uses, see Rune (disambiguation). Runic Type Alphabet Languages Germanic languages Time period …   Wikipedia

  • Runic calendar — Rune staffs at the Museum of History in Lund, Sweden. A Runic calendar (also Rune staff or Runic Almanac) is a perpetual calendar based on the 19 year long Metonic cycle of the Moon. Runic calendars were written on parchment or carved onto …   Wikipedia

  • Runic inscriptions — A runic inscription is an inscription made in one of the various runic alphabets. The body of runic inscriptions falls into the three categories of Elder Futhark (some 350 items, dating to between the 2nd and 8th centuries AD), Anglo Frisian… …   Wikipedia

  • Clog — (kl[o^]g), n. [OE. clogge clog, Scot. clag, n., a clot, v., to to obstruct, cover with mud or anything adhesive; prob. of the same origin as E. clay.] 1. That which hinders or impedes motion; hence, an encumbrance, restraint, or impediment, of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clog almanac — Clog Clog (kl[o^]g), n. [OE. clogge clog, Scot. clag, n., a clot, v., to to obstruct, cover with mud or anything adhesive; prob. of the same origin as E. clay.] 1. That which hinders or impedes motion; hence, an encumbrance, restraint, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clog dance — Clog Clog (kl[o^]g), n. [OE. clogge clog, Scot. clag, n., a clot, v., to to obstruct, cover with mud or anything adhesive; prob. of the same origin as E. clay.] 1. That which hinders or impedes motion; hence, an encumbrance, restraint, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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