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made of clay or earthenware
clay or earthenware pots, dishes, etc, collectively
Word Origin
Old English clām mud
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  • Mrs. cloam, you've a-been married like my poor self; and you knows what we be, and we knows what you be.

    Springhaven R. D. Blackmore
  • Mrs. cloam will take care of you, and find all that is needful for a warrior's cleanup.

    Springhaven R. D. Blackmore
  • Let us have dinner, Mrs. cloam, in twenty minutes, if possible.

    Springhaven R. D. Blackmore
  • There's a proper lot o' cloam in Highfield, and he didn't crave to see it.

    A Drake by George! John Trevena
  • Tramped all day yesterday, and got my cloam tored, and lost my rabbit-skins and duppence.

    Furze the Cruel John Trevena
  • Plenty o' gentlemen, when they see a bit o' cloam that ain't quite the same as ordinary cloam, will tell ye it's worth money.

    A Drake by George! John Trevena

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