Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Clink (klĭnk) transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Clinked (klĭnkt); present participle & verbal noun Clinking .] [ Middle English clinken ; akin to German klingen , Dutch klinken , SW. klinga , Danish klinge ; probably of imitative origin. Confer Clank , Clench , Click , intransitive verb ] To cause to give out a slight, sharp, tinkling, sound, as by striking metallic or other sonorous bodies together.

And let me the canakin clink .

Clink (klĭnk) intransitive verb
1. To give out a slight, sharp, tinkling sound. "The clinking latch." Tennyson.

2. To rhyme. [ Humorous]. Cowper.

Clink noun A slight, sharp, tinkling sound, made by the collision of sonorous bodies. " Clink and fall of swords." Shak.

Clink noun A prison cell; a lockup; -- probably orig. the name of the noted prison in Southwark, England. [ Colloq.] "I'm here in the clink ." Kipling.

Clinkant (klĭn"k a nt) adjective See Clinquant .

Clinker (klĭnk"ẽr) noun [ From clink ; confer Dutch clinker a brick which is so hard that it makes a sonorous sound, from clinken to clink. Confer Clinkstone .]
1. A mass composed of several bricks run together by the action of the fire in the kiln.

2. Scoria or vitrified incombustible matter, formed in a grate or furnace where anthracite coal in used; vitrified or burnt matter ejected from a volcano; slag.

3. A scale of oxide of iron, formed in forging.

4. A kind of brick. See Dutch clinker , under Dutch .

Clinker-built adjective (Nautical) Having the side planks (af a boat) so arranged that the lower edge of each overlaps the upper edge of the plank next below it like clapboards on a house. See Lapstreak .

Clinkstone noun [ Clink + stone ; -- from its sonorousness.] (Min.) An igneous rock of feldspathic composition, lamellar in structure, and clinking under the hammer. See Phonolite .

Clinodiagonal noun [ Greek kli`nein to incline + English diagonal .] (Crystallog.) That diagonal or lateral axis in a monoclinic crystal which makes an oblique angle with the vertical axis. See Crystallization . -- adjective Pertaining to, or the direction of, the clinodiagonal.

Clinodome noun [ Greek kli`nein to incline + English dome .] (Crystallog.) See under Dome .

Clinographic adjective [ Greek kli`nein to incline + -graph .] Pertaining to that mode of projection in drawing in which the rays of light are supposed to fall obliquely on the plane of projection.

Clinoid adjective [ Greek kli`nh bed + -oid .] (Anat.) Like a bed; -- applied to several processes on the inner side of the sphenoid bone.

Clinometer noun [ Greek kli`nein to incline + -meter .] (Geol.) An instrument for determining the dip of beds or strata, pr the slope of an embankment or cutting; a kind of plumb level. Dana.

Clinometric adjective
1. Pertaining to, or ascertained by, the clinometer.

2. Pertaining to the oblique crystalline forms, or to solids which have oblique angles between the axes; as, the clinometric systems.

Clinometry noun (geol.) That art or operation of measuring the inclination of strata.

Clinopinacoid noun [ Greek kli`nein to incline + English pinacoid .] (Crystallog.) The plane in crystals of the monoclinic system which is parallel to the vertical and the inclined lateral (clinidiagonal) axes.

Clinorhombic adjective [ Greek kli`nein to incline + English rhombic : confer French clinorhombique .] (Crystallog.) Possessing the qualities of a prism, obliquely inclined to a rhombic base; monoclinic.

Clinostat noun [ Greek ... to incline + ... to make to stand.] (Botany) An apparatus consisting of a slowly revolving disk, usually regulated by clockwork, by means of wich the action of external agents, as light and gravity, on growing plants may be regulated or eliminated.

Clinquant adjective [ French] Glittering; dressed in, or overlaid with, tinsel finery. [ Obsolete] Shak.

Clinquant noun Tinsel; Dutch gold.

Clio noun [ Latin , from Greek ... the proclaimer, from ... to call, tell of, make famous.] (Class. Myth.) The Muse who presided over history.

Clione noun A genus of naked pteropods. One species ( Clione papilonacea ), abundant in the Arctic Ocean, constitutes a part of the food of the Greenland whale. It is sometimes incorrectly called Clio .

Clip (klĭp) transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Clipped (klĭpt); present participle & verbal noun Clipping .] [ Middle English cluppen , clippen , to embrace, Anglo-Saxon clyran to embrace, clasp; confer Old High German kluft tongs, shears, Icel, klȳpa to pinch, squeeze, also Middle English clippen to cut, shear, Danish klippe to clip, cut, SW. & Icelandic klippa .]
1. To embrace, hence; to encompass.

O . . . that Neptune's arms, who clippeth thee about,
Would bear thee from the knowledge of thyself.

2. To cut off; as with shears or scissors; as, to clip the hair; to clip coin.

Sentenced to have his ears clipped .

3. To curtail; to cut short.

All my reports go with the modest truth;
No more nor clipped , but so.

In London they clip their words after one manner about the court, another in the city, and a third in the suburbs.

Clip (klĭp) intransitive verb To move swiftly; -- usually with indefinite it .

Straight flies as chek, and clips it down the wind.

Clip noun
1. An embrace. Sir P. Sidney.

2. A cutting; a shearing.

3. The product of a single shearing of sheep; a season's crop of wool.

4. A clasp or holder for letters, papers, etc.

5. An embracing strap for holding parts together; the iron strap, with loop, at the ends of a whiffletree. Knight.

6. (Far.) A projecting flange on the upper edge of a horseshoe, turned up so as to embrace the lower part of the hoof; -- called also toe clip and beak . Youatt.

7. A blow or stroke with the hand; as, he hit him a clip . [ Colloq. U. S.]

Clip noun
1. (Machinery) A part, attachment, or appendage, for seizing, clasping, or holding, an object, as a cable, etc.

2. (Angling) A gaff or hook for landing the fish, as in salmon fishing. [ Scot. & Prov. Eng.]

3. A rapid gait. "A three-minute clip ." Kipling.

Clipper noun
1. One who clips; specifically, one who clips off the edges of coin.

The value is pared off from it into the clipper's pocket.

2. A machine for clipping hair, esp. the hair of horses.

3. (Nautical) A vessel with a sharp bow, built and rigged for fast sailing. -- Clip"per- built` adjective

» The name was first borne by "Baltimore clippers" famous as privateers in the early wars of the United States.

Clipping noun
1. The act of embracing. [ Obsolete]

2. The act of cutting off, curtailing, or diminishing; the practice of clipping the edges of coins.

clipping by Englishmen is robbing the honest man who receives clipped money.

3. That which is clipped off or out of something; a piece separated by clipping; as, newspaper clippings .

Clique noun [ French, from Old French cliquer to click. See Click , intransitive verb ] A narrow circle of persons associated by common interests or for the accomplishment of a common purpose; - - generally used in a bad sense.

Clique intransitive verb To To associate together in a clannish way; to act with others secretly to gain a desired end; to plot; -- used with together .

Cliquish adjective Of or pertaining to a clique; disposed to from cliques; exclusive in spirit.

-- Cli"*quish*ness , noun

Cliquism noun The tendency to associate in cliques; the spirit of cliques.

Clitellus noun [ New Latin , probably from Latin clitellae a packsadle.] (Zoology) A thickened glandular portion of the body of the adult earthworm, consisting of several united segments modified for reproductive purposes.

Clitoris noun [ New Latin , from Greek ..., from ... to shut up. It is concealed by the labia pudendi .] (Anat.) A small organ at the upper part of the vulva, homologous to the penis in the male.

Clivers noun See Cleavers .

Clivity noun ; plural Clivities . [ Latin clivus hill.] Inclination; ascent or descent; a gradient. [ R.]

Cloaca noun ; plural Cloacæ . [ Latin ]
1. A sewer; as, the Cloaca Maxima of Rome.

2. A privy.

3. (Anat.) The common chamber into which the intestinal, urinary, and generative canals discharge in birds, reptiles, amphibians, and many fishes.

Cloacal adjective Of or pertaining to a cloaca.

Cloak noun [ Of. cloque cloak (from the bell-like shape), bell, French cloche bell; perhaps of Celtic origin and the same word as English clock . See 1st Clock .]
1. A loose outer garment, extending from the neck downwards, and commonly without sleeves. It is longer than a cape, and is worn both by men and by women.

2. That which conceals; a disguise or pretext; an excuse; a fair pretense; a mask; a cover.

No man is esteemed any ways considerable for policy who wears religion otherwise than as a cloak .

Cloak bag , a bag in which a cloak or other clothes are carried; a portmanteau. Shak.

Cloak transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Cloaked ; present participle & verbal noun Cloaking .] To cover with, or as with, a cloak; hence, to hide or conceal.

Now glooming sadly, so to cloak her matter.

Syn. -- See Palliate .

Cloakedly adverb In a concealed manner.

Cloaking noun
1. The act of covering with a cloak; the act of concealing anything.

To take heed of their dissemblings and cloakings .

2. The material of which of which cloaks are made.

Cloakroom noun A room, attached to any place of public resort, where cloaks, overcoats, etc., may be deposited for a time.

Cloche noun [ French, prop., bell.] (Aëronautics) An apparatus used in controlling certain kinds of aëroplanes, and consisting principally of a steering column mounted with a universal joint at the base, which is bellshaped and has attached to it the cables for controlling the wing- warping devices, elevator planes, and the like.

Clock noun [ Anglo-Saxon clucge bell; akin to Dutch klok clock, bell, German glocke , Danish klokke , Swedish klocka , Icelandic klukka bell, Late Latin clocca , cloca (whence French cloche ); al perhaps of Celtic origin; confer Ir. & Gael. clog bell, clock, W. cloch bell. Confer Cloak .]
1. A machine for measuring time, indicating the hour and other divisions by means of hands moving on a dial plate. Its works are moved by a weight or a spring, and it is often so constructed as to tell the hour by the stroke of a hammer on a bell. It is not adapted, like the watch, to be carried on the person.

2. A watch, esp. one that strikes. [ Obsolete] Walton.

3. The striking of a clock. [ Obsolete] Dryden.

4. A figure or figured work on the ankle or side of a stocking. Swift.

» The phrases what o'clock ? it is nine o'clock , etc., are contracted from what of the clock ? it is nine of the clock , etc.

Alarm clock . See under Alarm . -- Astronomical clock . (a) A clock of superior construction, with a compensating pendulum, etc., to measure time with great accuracy, for use in astronomical observatories; -- called a regulator when used by watchmakers as a standard for regulating timepieces. (b) A clock with mechanism for indicating certain astronomical phenomena, as the phases of the moon, position of the sun in the ecliptic, equation of time, etc. -- Electric clock . (a) A clock moved or regulated by electricity or electro-magnetism. (b) A clock connected with an electro-magnetic recording apparatus. -- Ship's clock (Nautical) , a clock arranged to strike from one to eight strokes, at half hourly intervals, marking the divisions of the ship's watches. -- Sidereal clock , an astronomical clock regulated to keep sidereal time.

Clock (klŏk) transitive verb To ornament with figured work, as the side of a stocking.

Clock transitive verb & i. To call, as a hen. See Cluck . [ R.]

Clock noun (Zoology) A large beetle, esp. the European dung beetle ( Scarabæus stercorarius ).

Clocklike (klŏk"līk`) adjective Like a clock or like clockwork; mechanical.

Their services are clocklike , to be set
Backward and forward at their lord's command.
B. Jonson.

Clockwise adjective & adverb Like the motion of the hands of a clock; -- said of that direction of a rotation about an axis, or about a point in a plane, which is ordinarily reckoned negative.

Clockwork (-wûrk`) noun The machinery of a clock, or machinery resembling that of a clock; machinery which produces regularity of movement.