One teenager recalled seeing a boy his age pitch a clod of dirt at a mounted [Union] officer.
The News of the World and the Mirror both went with the punnier, " Hand of clod."
The loving worm within its clod is diviner than a loveless god amid his worlds.
"Oh, I will have her," he cried, striking a blow with his stick at a clod in front of him.
Following the turning over of the stubble under water, comes the clod smashing and harrowing by quadrupedal or bipedal labour.
Grass on a clod of earth Scorned even by the passing reaper's scythe.
To the uninitiated a clod of dry earth is the most unpromising of objects—it is cousin to the stone, and the type of barrenness.
Thy rather brings a clod of earth, a somberPillow for thy last slumber.
The farm land drag, float, or clod crusher is useful under certain conditions on low spots that do not drain properly.
For before all beauty he was humble, inclined to think himself a clod.
"lump of earth or clay," Old English clod- (in clodhamer "the fieldfare," a kind of thrush, literally "field-goer"), from Proto-Germanic *kludda-, from PIE *gleu- (see clay).
Synonymous with collateral clot until meaning differentiated 18c. Meaning "person" ("mere lump of earth") is from 1590s; that of "blockhead" is from c.1600 (cf. clodpate, clodpoll, etc.). It also was a verb in Middle English, meaning both "to coagulate, form into clods" and "to break up clods after plowing."
A stupid person
[1605+; fr clodpate or clodpole, ''clodhead'']