Cloyed
Cloy Cloy (kloi), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cloyed} (kloid); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cloying}.] [OE. cloer to nail up, F. clouer, fr. OF. clo nail, F. clou, fr. L. clavus nail. Cf. 3d {Clove}.] 1. To fill or choke up; to stop up; to clog. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The duke's purpose was to have cloyed the harbor by sinking ships, laden with stones. --Speed. [1913 Webster]

2. To glut, or satisfy, as the appetite; to satiate; to fill to loathing; to surfeit. [1913 Webster]

[Who can] cloy the hungry edge of appetite By bare imagination of a feast? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

He sometimes cloys his readers instead of satisfying. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. To penetrate or pierce; to wound. [1913 Webster]

Which, with his cruel tusk, him deadly cloyed. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

He never shod horse but he cloyed him. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

4. To spike, as a cannon. [Obs.] --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

5. To stroke with a claw. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Cloy — (kloi), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cloyed} (kloid); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cloying}.] [OE. cloer to nail up, F. clouer, fr. OF. clo nail, F. clou, fr. L. clavus nail. Cf. 3d {Clove}.] 1. To fill or choke up; to stop up; to clog. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cloying — Cloy Cloy (kloi), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cloyed} (kloid); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cloying}.] [OE. cloer to nail up, F. clouer, fr. OF. clo nail, F. clou, fr. L. clavus nail. Cf. 3d {Clove}.] 1. To fill or choke up; to stop up; to clog. [Obs.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cloy — UK [klɔɪ] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms cloy : present tense I/you/we/they cloy he/she/it cloys present participle cloying past tense cloyed past participle cloyed to make you feel sick or annoyed by being too sweet or too pleasant The… …   English dictionary

  • Clam — (cl[a^]m), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Clammed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Clamming}.] [Cf. AS. cl[ae]man to clam, smear; akin to Icel. kleima to smear, OHG. kleimjan, chleimen, to defile, or E. clammy.] To clog, as with glutinous or viscous matter. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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