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cloche

(klōsh)
n.
1. A close-fitting hat with a bell-like shape.
2. A usually bell-shaped cover used to protect plants from frost.
3. A bell-shaped cover used when serving food.

[French, from Old French, bell, from Medieval Latin clocca; see clock1.]

cloche

(klɒʃ)
n
1. (Horticulture) a bell-shaped cover used to protect young plants
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a woman's almost brimless close-fitting hat, typical of the 1920s and 1930s
[C19: from French: bell, from Medieval Latin clocca]

cloche

(kloʊʃ, klɔʃ)

n.
a woman's close-fitting hat with a deep, bell-shaped crown and often a narrow, turned-down brim.
[1905–10; < French: bell, bell-jar, Old French < early Medieval Latin clocca. See cloak]

cloche


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1. A women’s hat shaped like a bell.
2. A portable protective structure usually made from polythene, plastic or glass. They can usually be placed in a line to warm prepared soil before sowing or to protect a row of early sowings from frost.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cloche - a low transparent cover put over young plants to protect them from cold
protective cover, protective covering, protection - a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury; "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors"
2.cloche - a woman's close-fitting hat that resembles a helmet
woman's hat, millinery - hats for women; the wares sold by a milliner
Translations

cloche

[klɒʃ] Ncampana f de cristal

cloche

[ˈklɒʃ] n
(for plants)cloche f

cloche

n
(= hat)Topfhut m
(for plants) → Folien-/Glasschutz m
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Sow hungry Grow kitchen staples such as carrots, sugar snap peas and spinach under cloches for a head start on the season.
| Help your soil heat up in the veg patch by using cloches. These can be as simple as a plastic bottle cut in half.
TURN BOTTLES INTO CLOCHES DISCARDED plastic drink bottles also make great cloches, which act as mini-greenhouses to protect tender plants from the cold and deter pests such as rabbits, and even urban deer, from nibbling at seedlings.
Giving in to my impatience, I have invested in several little cloches to go over my raised veggie beds in an attempt to warm up the soil and bring on this season's veg a bit quicker.
If you are using cloches, pinch them out at two to keep the tomato from touching the top.
Young plants covered with cloches will grow much faster in early spring.
Check plants in the | greenhouse, in cold frames and under cloches to see if they need watering.
When the weather gets brutally cold, the most delicate can be covered with cloches. The simplest way is to use plastic bottles, each half making a cloche for an individual lettuce.
Ainsi en est-il des cloches et des orgues des eglises, ou du bruit industriel (Schafer 1979 : 373).
Son livre Les cloches d'eglise du Quebec constitue son memoire de maitrise.
Francois Mathieu, Les cloches d'eglise du Quebec, sujets de culture, Sillery, Septentrion, 2010, 212 p.
Habilement et avec un style direct et convaincant, l'auteur pose trois hypotheses qui guident son travail : 1) la cloche est et demeure un objet signifiant dans son milieu parce que sa presence materielle et sonore est eloquente, dans le temps long du Quebec et aujourd'hui ; 2) les qualites de nos cloches les qualifient, depuis toujours, pour occuper une place dans l'imaginaire collectif qui va bien au-dela du strict usage ceremonial lie au culte ; 3) le corpus campanaire a un reel potentiel de mise en valeur, ce dont temoignent une foule d'actions deja menees au Quebec.