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clod

n. a stupid and oafish person. (Usually refers to a male. Widely known. Usually objectionable.) Don’t be such a clod! Put on your tie, and let’s go.
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Schafer WM, Singer MJ (1976) Reinvestigation of effect of saran coatings on extensibility of swelling soil clods.
Since he could not afford food, he started eating clod, then charcoal and finally stones," says Samay.
Clod movement and tillage tool characteristics for modeling tillage erosion.
There are many methods for measuring soil bulk density, for example, the conventional methods such as the paraffin-sealed clod (PS) and the volumetric ring (VR) methods, and the modern methods such as the computed tomography (CT) and the neutron-gamma surface gauge (SG).
No man is an island, intire of it selfe; every man a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine; if a Clod bee washed away by the Sea, Europe is the lesse, as well as if a Promontorie were, as well as if a Mannor of thy friends or of thine owne were; any man's death diminishes me, because am involved in Mankinde; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee.
Dean Koontz creates memorable rhymes and interesting characters, like "Robbie the Rhino" and "Rod Clod.
So I find the word comes originally from Old English clud meaning 'lump or clod of earth,' and thence to cloud, used occasionally, as in this case, as a descriptive place name.
The British slang Clod roll," "naft," "pofaced") may confuse a few readers, but it's not necessary to have read the others in the series to enjoy this title, and many girls will be able to relate to Ellie's woes.
In 1970 the movie Clod Journey, starring Buckley Petawabano and Johnny Yesno, told the story of a teenage student who ran away from a northern boarding school and was found dead of exposure.
As Alsop's Liverpool Bunion, Clod, Clump (or worse) shows, rot never stops - even at pounds 225m
Looking down, he saw that he had dislodged what seemed to be a heavy clod of earth.
I haue beene That Morpheus tender skinp Cosen germane Beare with me good Mellida: clod upon clod thus fall
CLOD, a bacterial infection, has spread also to Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.
For him, the alternative was to be "a feverish selfish clod of ailments and grievances, complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.