Clod 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 casteth up from the plow a great clod, is not so good as that which casteth up a smaller clod. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. The ground; the earth; a spot of earth or turf. [1913 Webster]

The clod Where once their sultan's horse has trod. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

3. That which is earthy and of little relative value, as the body of man in comparison with the soul. [1913 Webster]

This cold clod of clay which we carry about with us. --T. Burnet. [1913 Webster]

4. A dull, gross, stupid fellow; a dolt --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

5. A part of the shoulder of a beef creature, or of the neck piece near the shoulder. See Illust. of {Beef}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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