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 (klôg, klŏg)
1. An obstruction or hindrance.
2. A weight, such as a block, attached to the leg of an animal to hinder movement.
3. A heavy, traditionally wooden-soled shoe.
v. clogged, clog·ging, clogs
1. To obstruct movement on or in; block up: Heavy traffic clogged the freeways.
2. To hamper the function or activity of; impede: "attorneys clogging our courts with actions designed to harass state and local governments" (Roslyn L. Anderson and Patricia L. Irvin).
1. To become obstructed or choked up: The pipes had clogged with rust.
2. To thicken or stick together; clot.
3. To do a clog dance.

[Middle English, block attached to an animal's leg.]
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Adj.1.clogging - preventing movement; "the clogging crowds of revelers overflowing into the street"
preventative, preventive - tending to prevent or hinder
dřeváčkový tanec
irsk stepdans
facipõs tánckopogós
airiškas tryptinis
iru tautas deja ar piesitieniem
drevákový tanec


(ˈklogiŋ) noun
Irish tap dancing.
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Unlike any parish meeting I ever attended as a young reporter, the band's debut at the City Hall features the exquisite voices and nifty clog-dancing footwork of sisters Rachel and Becky (along with some very pretty dresses).
This season's ballet, Romeo a Juliet, based on the glorious Prokofiev music, will be a Welsh take on the ballet, incorporating traditional clog-dancing into the choreography.
But it's perhaps the gipsy caravan that has the biggest impact - pulled by Albert the doleful, clog-dancing horse with a Brummie accent, superbly played by Chris Nayak.
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This is as preposterous as our claiming that we invented the Lancashire hot-pot or pretending that clog-dancing is our favourite hobby.
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