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 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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  • clog almanac — noun : a calendar formerly used in England made by cutting notches and figures on the four edges of a square block of hard wood * * * clog almanac, an early form of almanac or calendar, made by cutting notches and characters on a clog or block,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • clog-almanac — clogˈ alˈmanac noun An early form of almanac or calendar having characters notched on wood, horn, etc to indicate the weeks, months, festivals, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑clog …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 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

  • Clog dancer — 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

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 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 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

  • runestaff — ˈrünˌstaf noun Etymology: translation of Swedish runstav, from runa rune + stav staff : clog almanac …   Useful english dictionary

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