Clouted
Clout Clout, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Clouted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Clouting}.] [OE. clutien. clouten, to patch. See {Clout}, n.] 1. To cover with cloth, leather, or other material; to bandage; patch, or mend, with a clout. [1913 Webster]

And old shoes and clouted upon their feet. --Josh. ix. 5. [1913 Webster]

Paul, yea, and Peter, too, had more skill in . . . clouting an old tent than to teach lawyers. --Latimer. [1913 Webster]

2. To join or patch clumsily. [1913 Webster]

If fond Bavius vent his clouted song. --P. Fletcher [1913 Webster]

3. To quard with an iron plate, as an axletree. [1913 Webster]

4. To give a blow to; to strike. [Low] [1913 Webster]

The . . . queen of Spain took off one of her chopines and clouted Olivarez about the noddle with it. --Howell. [1913 Webster]

5. To stud with nails, as a timber, or a boot sole. [1913 Webster]

{Clouted cream}, clotted cream, i. e., cream obtained by warming new milk. --A. Philips. [1913 Webster]

Note: ``Clouted brogues'' in Shakespeare and ``clouted shoon'' in Milton have been understood by some to mean shoes armed with nails; by others, patched shoes. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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