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CLAG, klag, _v.i._ (_prov._) to stick.--_adj._ CLAG'GY, sticky. [Prob.

Scand.; Dan. _klag_, mud.]

CLAIM, kl[=a]m, _v.t._ to call for: to demand as a right.--_n._ a demand for something supposed due: right or ground for demanding: the thing claimed.--_adj._ CLAIM'ABLE, that can be claimed.--_n._ CLAIM'ANT, one who makes a claim.--LAY CLAIM TO, to assert a right. [O. Fr. _claimer_--L.

_clam[=a]re_, to call out.]

CLAIRAUDIENCE, kl[=a]r-awd'i-ens, _n._ the alleged power of hearing things not present to the senses.--_n._ CLAIRAUD'IENT. [Fr. _clair_--L. _clarus_, clear, and AUDIENCE.]

CLAIR-OBSCURE, CLARE-OBSCURE, kl[=a]r-ob-sk[=u]r'. Same as CHIAROSCURO (q.v.). [Fr. _clair_--L. _clarus_, clear, and Fr. _obscur_--L. _obscurus_, obscure.]

CLAIRSCHACH, kl[=a]r'shah, _n._ the old Celtic harp strung with wire.

CLAIRVOYANCE, kl[=a]r-voi'ans, _n._ the alleged power of seeing things not present to the senses.--_n._ CLAIRVOY'ANT, one who is said to have this power. [Fr., _clair_--L. _clarus_, clear, and Fr. _voir_--L. _vid[=e]re_, to see.]

CLAM, klam, _n._ a species of bivalve shellfish: an instrument for holding.

[A.S. _clam_, fetter; cf. Ger. _klamm_; Dan. _klamme_.]

CLAM, klam, _v.t._ to clog: to smear; _pr.p._ clam'ming; _pa.p._ clammed.--_n._ dampness.--_adv._ CLAM'MILY.--_n._ CLAM'MINESS.--_adj._ CLAM'MY, sticky: moist and adhesive. [A.S. _claeman_, to anoint; cf. Dut., Dan. _klam_, damp.]

CLAM, klam, _n._ noise produced in ringing a chime of bells at once.--_v.t._ or _v.i._ to produce a clam. [Prob. onomatopoeic.]

CLAMANT, klam'ant, _adj._ calling aloud or earnestly.--_n._ CLAM'ANCY, urgency. [L. _clam[=a]re_, to cry out.]

CLAMBER, klam'b[.e]r, _v.i._ to climb with difficulty, grasping with the hands and feet.--_n._ the act of clambering. [From root of CLUMP; cf. Ger.

_klammern_--_klemmen_, to squeeze or hold tightly.]

CLAMJAMPHRIE, klam-jam'fri, _n._ (_Scot._) rubbish: nonsense: rabble. [Der.


CLAMOUR, klam'or, _n._ a loud continuous outcry: uproar; any loud noise.--_v.i._ to cry aloud in demand: to make a loud continuous outcry.--_adj._ CLAM'OROUS, noisy, boisterous.--_adv._ CLAM'OROUSLY.--_ns._ CLAM'-OROUSNESS; CLAM'OURER. [L. _clamor_.]

CLAMP, klamp, _n._ a piece of timber, iron, &c., used to fasten things together or to strengthen any framework: any instrument for holding.--_v.t._ to bind with clamps. [From a root seen in A.S. _clam_, fetter; Dut. _klamp_, a clamp, and akin to Eng. CLIP, CLIMB.]

CLAMP, klamp, _n._ a heavy tread.--_v.i._ to tread heavily. [Prob. from the sound.]

CLAMPER, klam'p[.e]r, _v.t._ to botch up. [Der. unknown; prob. conn. with CLAMP, a piece of timber, &c.]

CLAN, klan, _n._ a tribe or collection of families subject to a single chieftain, bearing the same surname, and supposed to have a common ancestor: a clique, sect: a collective name for a number of persons or things.--_adj._ CLAN'NISH, closely united, like the members of a clan.--_adv._ CLAN'NISHLY.--_ns._ CLAN'NISHNESS; CLAN'SHIP, association of families under a chieftain: feeling of loyalty to a clan; CLANS'MAN, a member of a clan. [Gael. _clann_, offspring, tribe--L. _planta_, a shoot.]

CLANDESTINE, klan-des'tin, _adj._ concealed or hidden: private: sly.--_adv._ CLANDES'TINELY. [L. _clandestinus_--_clam_, secretly.]

CLANG, klang, _v.i._ to produce a sharp, ringing sound.--_v.t._ to cause to clang.--_n._ a sharp, ringing sound, like that made by metallic substances struck together: (_fig._) sound, the cry of some birds.--_n._ CLANG'ING, the sound corresponding to the verb.--_adj._ CLANG'OROUS.--_adv._ CLANG'OROUSLY.--_n._ CLANG'OUR, a clang: a sharp, shrill, harsh sound.--_v.i._ to make a clangour. [L. _clang[)e]re_; Ger. _klang_; formed from the sound.]

CLANK, klangk, _n._ a sharp sound, less prolonged than a clang, such as is made by a chain.--_v.t._ or _v.i._ to make or cause a clank.--_n._ CLANK'ING, the action of the verb _clank_.--_adj._ CLANK'LESS, without clank. [Prob. formed under the influence of CLINK and CLANG.]

CLAP, klap, _n._ the noise made by the sudden striking together of two things, as the hands: a burst of sound: a slap.--_v.t._ to strike together so as to make a noise: to thrust or drive together suddenly: to fasten promptly: to pat with the hand in a friendly manner: to applaud with the hands: to bang: to imprison--e.g. 'to clap one in prison.'--_v.i._ to strike the hands together: to strike together with noise: to applaud:--_pr.p._ clap'ping; _pa.p._ clapped.--_ns._ CLAP'-BOARD, a thin board used in covering wooden houses; CLAP'-BREAD, a kind of hard-baked oatmeal cake; CLAP'-DISH (same as CLACK-DISH); CLAP'-NET, a kind of net which is made to clap together suddenly by pulling a string; CLAP'PER, one who claps: that which claps, as the tongue of a bell: a glib tongue.--_v.t._ CLAP'PER-CLAW, to claw or scratch: (_Shak._) to scold.--_ns._ CLAP'PING, noise of striking: applause; CLAP'-SILL, the bottom part of the frame on which lock-gates shut--called also _Lock-sill_; CLAP'TRAP (_Shak._), a trick to gain applause: flashy display: empty words; CLAPTRAP'PERY.--_adj._ CLAPTRAP'PISH.--CLAP EYES ON, to see; CLAP HANDS (_Shak._), to make an agreement; CLAP HOLD OF, to seize roughly; CLAP UP (_Shak._), to conclude suddenly. [Ice. _klappa_, to pat; Dut. and Ger.


CLAP, klap, _n._ gonorrhea. [Cf. Dut. _klapoor_.]

CLAQUE, klak, _n._ an institution for securing the success of a public performance, by bestowing upon it preconcerted applause.--_n._ CLAQ'UEUR, a member of the claque. [Fr. _claquer_, to clap.]

CLARABELLA, klar-a-bel'a, _n._ an organ-stop of a sweet fluty tone.

CLARENCE, klar'ens, _n._ a four-wheeled carriage, seated inside for two or more persons. [Named after William IV. when Duke of _Clarence_.]

CLARENCEUX, CLARENCIEUX, klar'en-s[=u], _n._ (_her._) the second king-of-arms in England, so named from the Duke of _Clarence_, son of Edward III.

CLARENDON, klar'en-don, _n._ (_print._) a form of type having a heavy face.


CLARET, klar'et, _n._ originally applied to wines of a light-red colour, but now used in England for the dark-red wines of Bordeaux: (_slang_) blood.--_v.i._ to drink claret.--_ns._ CLAR'ET-CUP, a drink made up of iced claret, brandy, sugar, &c.; CLAR'ET-JUG, a fancy jug for holding claret.

[Fr. _clairet_--_clair_--L. _clarus_, clear.]

CLARIFY, klar'i-f[=i], _v.t._ to make clear or pure.--_v.i._ to become clear:--_pr.p._ clar'ifying; _pa.p._ clar'ified.--_ns._ CLARIFIC[=A]'TION; CLAR'IFIER, that which clarifies or purifies. [L. _clarus_, clear, and _fac[)e]re_, to make.]

CLARION, klar'i-on, _n._ a kind of trumpet whose note is clear and shrill: the sound of a trumpet, or a sound resembling that of a trumpet.--_ns._ CLAR'INET, CLAR'IONET, a wind-instrument, usually of wood, in which the sound is produced by a single thin reed.--The BASS CLARINET is pitched an octave lower than the ordinary clarinet. [Fr. _clairon_--_clair_--L.

_clarus_, clear.]

CLARITY, klar'i-ti, _n._ clearness. [M. E. _clarte_--L. _claritas_.]

CLARTY, klar'ti, _adj._ (_Scot._) sticky and dirty. [Der. unknown.]

CLARY, kl[=a]r'i, _n._ a biennial with clammy stem, large, heart-shaped, rough, doubly crenate leaves, and whorls of pale-blue flowers in loose terminal spikes, with large coloured bracts. [Low L. _sclarea_. Origin unknown.]

CLASH, klash, _n._ a loud noise, such as is caused by the striking together of weapons: opposition: contradiction: (_Scot._) chatter, country talk.--_v.i._ to dash noisily together: to meet in opposition: to act in a contrary direction: to disagree: (_Scot._) to gossip.--_v.t._ to strike noisily against.--_n._ CLASH'ING, a striking against: opposition. [Formed from the sound, like Ger. and Sw. _klatsch_.]

CLASP, klasp, _n._ a hook for fastening: an embrace.--_v.t._ to fasten with a clasp: to enclose and hold in the hand or arms: to embrace.--_ns._ CLASP'ER, that which clasps: the tendril of a plant; CLASP'ING; CLASP'-KNIFE, a knife the blade of which folds into the handle. [M. E.

_clapse_, from the root of A.S. _clyppan_, to embrace. See CLIP.]

CLASS, klas, _n._ a rank or order of persons or things: high rank or social standing: a number of students or scholars who are taught together: a scientific division or arrangement: the position in order of merit of students after examination.--_v.t._ to form into a class or classes: to arrange methodically.--_v.i._ to take rank.--_adjs._ CLASS'ABLE, CLASS'IBLE, capable of being classed.--_ns._ CLASS'-FELL'OW, CLASS'-MATE, a pupil in the same class at school or college; CLASS'IC, any great writer or work: a student of the ancient classics: a standard work: (_pl._) Greek, Roman, and modern writers of the first rank, or their works.--_adjs._ CLASS'IC, -AL, of the highest class or rank, esp. in literature: originally and chiefly used of the best Greek and Roman writers: (as opposed to _Romantic_) like in style to the authors of Greece and Rome: chaste, refined, in keeping with classical art: famous for literary or historical reasons.--_ns._ CLASSICAL'ITY, CLASS'ICALNESS, the quality of being classical.--_adv._ CLASS'ICALLY.--_ns._ CLASS'ICISM, a classical idiom; CLASS'ICIST, one versed in the classics, or devoted to their being retained in education; CLASS'-LEAD'ER, the leader of a class in a Methodist church; CLASS'MAN, one who has gained honours of a certain class at the Oxford examinations--opp. to _Passman_.--CLASSIC RACES, the five chief annual horse-races--the Two Thousand, One Thousand, Derby, Oaks, and St Leger.--TAKE A CLASS, to take honours in an examination, as opposed to the mere 'pass.' [Fr. _classe_--L. _classis_, cog. with L. _cal[=a]re_, Gr.


CLASSIFY, klas'i-f[=i], _v.t._ to make or form into classes: to arrange:--_pr.p._ class'ifying; _pa.p._ class'ified.--_adjs._ CLASSIF[=I]'ABLE, capable of being classified; CLASSIF'IC, denoting classes.--_n._ CLASSIFIC[=A]'TION, act of forming into classes: distribution into classes.--_adj._ CLASS'IFIC[=A]TORY.--_n._ CLASS'IF[=I]ER. [L. _classis_, and _fac[)e]re_, to make.]

CLASSIS, klas'is, _n._ a group: judicatory. [L.]

CLASTIC, klas'tik, _adj._ breaking into fragments, fragmental. [Gr.

_klastos_--_klan_, to break.]

CLATCH, klach, _v.t._ (_Scot._) to daub.--_n._ mire, anything for daubing.

CLATCH, klach, _v.t._ (_Scot._) to finish carelessly, to botch.--_n._ a piece of work spoiled or botched.

CLATCH, klach, _n._ (_Scot._) a kind of gig.

CLATHRATE, klath'r[=a]t, _adj._ latticed--also CLATH'ROID.--_adjs._ CLATH'ROSE, crossed by deep rectangular furrows; CLATH'RULATE, finely clathrate. [L. _clath-r[=a]re_, _-[=a]tum_, to furnish with a lattice--Gr.

_kl[=e]thra_, a lattice.]

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