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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CLOGGED

Then it was discovered that the offer was clogged with a further stipulation.

The thoroughfares were clogged by wagons laden with furniture and other spoils.

All about them it's surface was clogged with floating debris.

Arcot looked around, trying to decide what to do, but his brain was clogged.

Still with clogged energy the Russians worked to construct defenses.

The side-windows of the hansom were clogged with a grey-flannel mist.

But his conversation works is clogged for good, and he has his chin down on his collar.

The air was thick with the perfume, heavy with it, clogged with it.

We sprung a leak where we couldn't get at it, and our pumps are clogged.

Perhaps its springs were left to wear out, its wheels to get clogged.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., clogge "a lump of wood," origin unknown. Also used in Middle English of large pieces of jewelry and large testicles. Cf. Norwegian klugu "knotty log of wood." Meaning "anything that impedes action" is from 1520s. The sense of "wooden-soled shoe" is first recorded late 14c.; they were used as overshoes until the introduction of rubbers c.1840. Originally all wood (hence the name), later wooden soles with leather uppers for the front of the foot only. Later revived in fashion (c.1970), primarily for women. Clog-dancing is attested from 1863.

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