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Tons of water fell on her decks, with the dull sound of the clod on the coffin.

And thereupon he picked up a clod of earth and flung it at her.

"In that it reduces a gentleman to the level of the clod," was the prompt answer.

Micheals picked up a clod of dirt and tossed it on the object.

What does it matter for one that was a girl and is now no more but a clod in Kilmalieu?

"Oh, I will have her," he cried, striking a blow with his stick at a clod in front of him.

Grass on a clod of earth Scorned even by the passing reaper's scythe.

The clod in his hand broke apart of its own weight: it was not too wet to work.

Thy rather brings a clod of earth, a somberPillow for thy last slumber.

A boy threw a clod of mud while he was thus reflecting and hit him upon the arm.

WORD ORIGIN

"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 (cf. 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."

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