- clod (n.)
- "lump of earth or clay," Old English clod- (in clodhamer "the fieldfare," a kind of thrush, literally "field-goer"), from Proto-Germanic *kludda-, from PIE *gleu- (see clay).
Synonymous with collateral clot until meaning differentiated 18c. Meaning "person" ("mere lump of earth") is from 1590s; that of "blockhead" is from c. 1600 (compare clodpate, clodpoll, etc.). It also was a verb in Middle English, meaning both "to coagulate, form into clods" and "to break up clods after plowing."
- 1. A clod of silt can easily be crumbled in the fingers.
- 2. Eisenhower, clod and grumpy, said, " Well, I thought you should have done this a long time ago. "
- 艾森豪威尔冷淡而粗暴地说: “ 唔, 我认为你早就应该这样做了. ”
- 3. These people can blow hot and clod to serve their purpose.
- 4. I am well save that I have a clod.
- 5. I felt very discouraged , when he threw clod water on my idal.
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