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clod

One who is regarded as stupid, boorish, and bumbling. Of course that clod knocked over the whole display after being here just five minutes!

clodhopper

1. A large shoe. I can't wear those clodhoppers—I'll look like a clown!
2. One who is regarded as stupid, boorish, and bumbling. Of course that clodhopper knocked over the whole display after being here just five minutes!
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.

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.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Taconet O, Ciarletti V (2010) A contour-based approach for clods identification and characterization on a soil surface.
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So when people were invited onto the pitch on Friday night after the Edinburgh Rugby match was over to run across it and kick a ball in the National Stadium before the pitch was dug up and replaced there was alarm when folk were spotted scooping up clods of the stuff as a souvenir.
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as many times as I can, and make them root under the clods of earth or
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Now's the perfect time to dig heavy soil so that winter frosts can help break down the newly turned clods. Digging heavy ground is hard work, and is best staggered over a few sessions.
Now is the perfect time to dig heavy soil so winter frosts can help break down the clods. Digging is hard work and best staggered over a few sessions to save your back.
From the moment I opened to the table of contents and read chapter titles like "Dirt Clods and Bathtubs," "Evil Beam Knievel," and "Ninja Backflips," to the last word on page 57, I had a hard time reading the words through the tears Beam's brand of humorous storytelling brought to my eyes.
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