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clod

 (klŏd)
n.
1. A lump or chunk, especially of earth or clay.
2. Earth or soil.
3. A dull, stupid person; a dolt.

[Middle English, variant of clot, lump; see clot.]

clod′dish adj.
clod′dish·ly adv.

clod

(klɒd)
n
1. a lump of earth or clay
2. earth, esp when heavy or in hard lumps
3. Also called: clodpole, clod poll or clodpate a dull or stupid person
4. (Cookery) a cut of beef taken from the shoulder
[Old English clod- (occurring in compound words) lump; related to cloud]
ˈcloddy adj
ˈcloddish adj
ˈcloddishly adv
ˈcloddishness n

clod

(klɒd)

n.
1. a lump or mass, esp. of earth or clay.
2. a stupid person; dolt.
3. earth; soil.
[1400–50; late Middle English clodde, Old English clod- (in clodhamer fieldfare)]
clod′dish, adj.
clod′dish•ness, n.

Clod

 a mass or lump of any solid matter.
Example: clod of earth, clay, iron, brass, turf.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clod - a compact massclod - a compact mass; "a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder"
clot, coagulum - a lump of material formed from the content of a liquid
agglomeration - a jumbled collection or mass
gob - a lump of slimy stuff; "a gob of phlegm"
clew - a ball of yarn or cord or thread
2.clod - an awkward stupid personclod - an awkward stupid person    
clumsy person - a person with poor motor coordination

clod

noun lump, piece, block, mass, chunk, clump, hunk a clod of earth from which a mass of thick plant roots protruded

clod

noun
1. An irregularly shaped mass of indefinite size:
Informal: hunk.
2. A mentally dull person:
Translations
كُتْلَه من الطّين
hrouda
klump
rög
köggull
grumstas
kukurzniszemes pika
kesektopak

clod

[klɒd] N
1. [of earth] → terrón m
2. (= person) → patán m, zoquete mf
you clod!¡bestia!

clod

[ˈklɒd] n
a clod of earth → une motte de terre

clod

n
(of earth)Klumpen m
(fig: = person, also clodpole) → Trottel m; this silly great cloddieser Obertrottel (inf)

clod

[klɒd] nzolla

clod

(klod) noun
a thick lump, especially of earth.
References in classic literature ?
Then, also, the augury of ill-success, uttered from the sure wisdom of experience, fell upon her half-dead hope like a clod into a grave.
She heard a soft little rushing flight through the air--and it was the bird with the red breast flying to them, and he actually alighted on the big clod of earth quite near to the gardener's foot.
It was as if a clumsy clod had trod upon his toe and he conceived it to be his privilege, his duty, to use deep, resentful oaths.
To learn and discern of his brother the clod, Of his brother the brute, and his brother the God.
In his grasp the veriest clod of earth assumed a soul.
So the man took off his hat, and put him down on a clod of earth, in a ploughed field by the side of the road.
Poised in her right hand was a third clod, which, seeing that there was now no need for its services, she allowed to fall to the ground.
An enormous fellow, with a great red face and cropped moustache, occupied my poor father's place; he it was who had replaced our fruitful vineries with his stinking stables; but I am bound to own he looked a genial clod, as he sat in his fat and listened to the young bloods boasting of their prowess, or elaborately explaining their mishaps.
He was just in the act of throwing a clod at a mud- turtle which was sunning itself on a small log in the brook.
I beheld your foot, that foot which I would have given an empire to kiss and die, that foot, beneath which to have had my head crushed I should have felt such rapture,--I beheld it encased in that horrible boot, which converts the limbs of a living being into one bloody clod.
And yet, after gazing for another second, the stars did their usual work upon the mind, froze to cinders the whole of our short human history, and reduced the human body to an ape-like, furry form, crouching amid the brushwood of a barbarous clod of mud.
It was as though the contact closed an electric circuit that instantaneously vitalized the quiet clod that had lain motionless so long.