Clout

Clout

, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Clouted; p. pr. & vb. n. Clouting.] [OE. clutien. clouten, to patch. See Clout, n.] 1. To cover with cloth, leather, or other material; to bandage; patch, or mend, with a clout.
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And old shoes and clouted upon their feet.
Josh. ix. 5.
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Paul, yea, and Peter, too, had more skill in . . . clouting an old tent than to teach lawyers.
Latimer.
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2. To join or patch clumsily.
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If fond Bavius vent his clouted song.
P. Fletcher
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3. To quard with an iron plate, as an axletree.
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4. To give a blow to; to strike. [Low]
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The . . . queen of Spain took off one of her chopines and clouted Olivarez about the noddle with it.
Howell.
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5. To stud with nails, as a timber, or a boot sole.
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Clouted cream, clotted cream, i. e., cream obtained by warming new milk. A. Philips.
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"Clouted brogues" in Shakespeare and "clouted shoon" in Milton have been understood by some to mean shoes armed with nails; by others, patched shoes.
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