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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 ?
It was on one of the couch-burning plots that she laboured with her fork, its four shining prongs resounding against the stones and dry clods in little clicks.
The earth in the cart, with which the seed was mixed, was not crushed to powder, but crusted together or adhering in clods.
Clods were handy and the air was full of them in a twinkling.
If I were to fall from one of these great clods, I should undoubtedly break my neck.
After the apple and cherry trees broke into bloom, we ran about under them, hunting for the new nests the birds were building, throwing clods at each other, and playing hide-and-seek with Nina.
Well, then, suppose he has a few personal enemies in that mob and here and there a man or a woman with a secret grudge against him -- and suppose especially that he is unpopular in the community, for his pride, or his prosperity, or one thing or another -- stones and bricks take the place of clods and cats presently, don't they?
But no; with scarcely a pause Lizzie took the leap, stumbled among the rough clods and fell.
Some of the adults lay prone upon the soft mat of dead and decaying vegetation which covered the ground, while others turned over pieces of fallen branches and clods of earth in search of the small bugs and reptiles which formed a part of their food.
Not fifty yards away from him something fell in the Park, and all around him lumps of gravel and clods of earth fell in a shower.
He pelted her with clods and rocks, but she swam steadily on till she got the stick of "giant" in her mouth, when she whirled about and headed for shore.
It was inconceivable that they should be flinging clods at him.
To learn and discern of his brother the clod, Of his brother the brute, and his brother the God.