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Related to clammer: clamming, clamming up


one who gathers or digs clams
Not to be confused with:
clamber – climb with hands and feet: She clambered up the boulders.
clamor – loud noise; a protest; demand: The clamor was tumultuous.

clam 1

a. Any of various usually burrowing marine and freshwater bivalve mollusks chiefly of the subclass Heterodonta, including members of the families Veneridae and Myidae, many of which are edible.
b. The soft edible body of such a mollusk.
2. Informal A close-mouthed person, especially one who can keep a secret.
3. Slang A dollar: owed them 75 clams.
intr.v. clammed, clam·ming, clams
To hunt for clams.
Phrasal Verb:
clam up Informal
To refuse to talk.

[From obsolete clam-shell, shell that clamps, clam, from clam.]

clam′mer n.

clam 2

A clamp or vise.

[Middle English, from Old English clam, clamm, bond, fetter.]


a person who gathers clams
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Before responding to the comments of Professor Garry Rodan and Professor John Clammer, I must immediately register my gratefulness for the kind words and the labour they have generously given to review my book.
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"I would just hope that in the end that when other people do original music as we did, that people might take more interest in that, and not just all clammer for some kind of cover group that plays stuff that everyone already knows." Tizzard says, "If there's one problem with the music scene here, it's not that we are not 'not being given a shot' by high-flying producers and record labels.
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Le courant de pensee interculturel pose certains problemes majeurs bien identifies par les anthropologues--essentialisme, culturalisme, angelisme--mais ces limitations ne devraient pas nous empecher de reconnaitre que les differentes visions du monde peuvent etre une source de conflit, de marginalisation et d'exclusion (Clammer et al.
(43) Dignity is oversimplified when presented as only a political demand from policy makers or used as an excuse for dreamy idleness and idle clammer for better conditions.
Por otro lado, la mayor parte de los estudios sobre consumo simbolico se centran en la interaccion del consumidor con los productos que adquieren, es decir, la compra y uso de objetos tangibles (Landon, 1974; Belk, 1984; Lorenzi, 1991; Clammer, 1992; Dittmar 1992; Ger y Belk, 1996; Fenollar y Ruiz, 2006).