clodhopper


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clodhopper

1. n. a big shoe. Wipe the mud off those clodhoppers before you come in here.
2. n. a stupid person; a rural oaf. You don’t know it, but that clodhopper is worth about two million bucks.
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It was his assistant coach, all those years ago, who had insisted that clodhopper kid say Mister Iba; anyway, the incident had occurred well before the war.
dead flies, snakeskins, bat shit, a boy's clodhopper,
In recent years a number of high quality books collecting art both written and visual by Central Valley natives has dispelled the region's old clodhopper image--everything from editors James Baloian and David Kherdian's quite startling celebration of Fresno's poetry, Down at the Santa Fe Depot (1970), to watercolorist Rollin Pickford's equally remarkable visual exploration of the same area, California Light (1998), with much in between.
A baboon, a bushnigger, a Tyrolean clodhopper and blistering Hottentot
After he publicly accused them of imperialism which "deserves the worst censure both by God and man," the British organ in Cairo published an editorial entitled "Malapropism and Myopia," which lambasted Howell for handling delicate issues "with the non-chalance of a clodhopper and the fervor of a Mormon missionary.
Beside him his arch-enemy, task force cop John Travolta, seems like a clodhopper.
I should think it was the clodhopper gave the gentleman a day's work, and the gentleman gave him a shilling and made five by it.
Clodhopper Clegg slags off the Tory attack on the poor, but he's signed up to spending cuts of PS25billion that will put tens of thousands more on the dole.
CLODHOPPER sent favourite backers home happy when she extended her unbeaten record at the track to three when swooping late in the concluding 7f handicap in the hands of Jim Crowley.
Kenny made this year's clodhopper John Sergeant look light on his feet as he stomped his way through the paso doble.
I am trying to write this little essay without falling back on that Teutonic clodhopper of a word, Zeitgeist, but it is undeniable that the spirit of the time can greatly influence even timelessness itself.
Pity Betfair Harry, the unfortunate soul dressed up as a giant blue arrow with a letter box in the front, his spindly legs ending in a pair of giant clodhopper shoes.
Similarly, in "Clodhopper," the "Georgia Cracker" exults, "Oh, I'm the Clodhopper / That makes the tall corn grow, / The artist that smears dignity / Through the speckled cotton patch" (ll.
He rebuked David Cameron when the Prime Clodhopper likened gardening, a passion for millions of Brits, to tidying up litter.