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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CLOVE

Pass through a sieve, add a clove of garlic with a cut in it, and boil.

A clove of garlic with one cut may be added for five minutes.

They was in a clove hitch again and whisperin' soft and slushy.

As for myself, I clove the leader through the skull with one stroke.

Once more Theodoric clove her in twain; once more the severed parts united.

And with that Theodoric sprang up and clove Chriemhild in twain.

Then Tommy leapt at him, raised his tomahawk, and clove his head in twain.

Their tongues became parched, and clove to the roofs of their mouths.

Slowly and silently we clove a way through the star-sown shadows.

For one whole week the artist and his wife remained at the Clove.

WORD ORIGIN

dried flowerbud of a certain tropical tree, used as a spice, late 15c., earlier clowes (14c.), from Anglo-French clowes de gilofre (c.1200), Old French clou de girofle "nail of gillyflower," so called from its shape, from Latin clavus "a nail" (see slot (n.2)). For second element, see gillyflower. The two cloves were much confused in Middle English. The clove pink is so called from the scent of the flowers.

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