Clewed
Clew Clew, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Clewed} p. pr. & vb. n. {Clewing}.] [Cf. D. kluwenen. See {Clew}, n.] 1. To direct; to guide, as by a thread. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Direct and clew me out the way to happiness. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster] ||


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Clew — Clew, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Clewed} p. pr. & vb. n. {Clewing}.] [Cf. D. kluwenen. See {Clew}, n.] 1. To direct; to guide, as by a thread. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Direct and clew me out the way to happiness. Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clewing — Clew Clew, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Clewed} p. pr. & vb. n. {Clewing}.] [Cf. D. kluwenen. See {Clew}, n.] 1. To direct; to guide, as by a thread. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Direct and clew me out the way to happiness. Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To clew down — Clew Clew, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Clewed} p. pr. & vb. n. {Clewing}.] [Cf. D. kluwenen. See {Clew}, n.] 1. To direct; to guide, as by a thread. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Direct and clew me out the way to happiness. Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To clew up — Clew Clew, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Clewed} p. pr. & vb. n. {Clewing}.] [Cf. D. kluwenen. See {Clew}, n.] 1. To direct; to guide, as by a thread. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Direct and clew me out the way to happiness. Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • clew-lines — clewˈ lines plural noun (nautical) Ropes attached to the clews on square sails by which they are clewed up for furling • • • Main Entry: ↑clew …   Useful english dictionary

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