When North v. South "clemmed" many a mouth, what patient, patriot spirit, O!
But I can't get there; I'm most clemmed with hunger and drought.
There beant nowheres such a good lad as our Reuben; and to be clemmed to death, and froze!
Why he'd a clemmed to death, if th' Union had na helped him in his pinch.
From us—us that he has starved and clemmed this last two months!
In Yorkshire, "clemmed" means "starved," and "starved" means "perished with cold."
They's never be clemmed at ir heawse, as aw ha' si'n folk clemmed i' my time—never, whol aw've a fist a th' end o' my arm!
A fight between show people and the local citizenry: It'd start a clem, with me in the middle
To disperse rioting customers at a circus or carnival (1920s+ Circus & carnival)
A cry used by circus people to rally forces in a fight with townspeople