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 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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • clog dance — n. a dance in which clogs are worn to beat out the rhythm clog dancer n. clog dancing n …   English World dictionary

  • Clog Dance — may refer to: Clogging, traditional European folk dance Clog Dance (song), first single released by Violinski This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an internal link led …   Wikipedia

  • clog dance — noun a dance performed while wearing shoes with wooden soles; has heavy stamping steps • Syn: ↑clog dancing, ↑clog • Derivationally related forms: ↑clog (for: ↑clog) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • clog dance — clog dancer. clog dancing. a dance in which clogs, or heavy shoes, are worn for hammering out the lively rhythm. [1880 85] * * *       kind of dance in which the dancer accentuates the rhythm of his feet by wearing wooden soled shoes, or clogs.… …   Universalium

  • clog dance — noun Date: 1869 a dance in which the performer wears clogs and beats out a clattering rhythm on the floor • clog dancer noun • clog dancing noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • clog dance — noun a traditional dance for which clogs are worn. Derivatives clog dancer noun clog dancing noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • clog dance — rhythmic dance performed by a dancer wearing clogs (type of shoe with a thick wooden sole) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • clog dance — /ˈklɒg dæns/ (say klog dans) noun a dance performed with clogs to beat time to the music. –clogdancer, noun –clogdancing, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • Clog Dance (song) — Clog Dance Single by Violinski from the album No Cause For Alarm B side …   Wikipedia

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